The Last Word: Quotes From the World of Tennis Vol.11

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Every week at SteveG, we’ll be highlighting some of the best quotes said by players, coaches and more from the world of tennis

“What is the point of thinking of that if I do not know if tomorrow it will rain or not. We shall see. I hope things go well because I would not be able to work thinking that things are going to go wrong for us. I trust all will go well and we will have a few years of tennis left, because I want to have fun.” – Toni Nadal, when asked how many years of tennis he thought Rafael Nadal had left in him.

“Whoever thinks tennis isn’t one of the most physically demanding sports…. #yourecrazy” Bjorn Fratangelo on Twitter.

“My best off-court memories are all those times we had fun together, when we laughed and rejoiced together for things that happened in our lives. But moreover, my best off-court memories with Gisela are the ones where one of us needed the other’s support – we have never neglected our friendship.” – Flavia Pennetta on her memories playing doubles with Gisela Dulko

“At no time in tennis history there has been such domination over such a long period of time.” Tommy Haas in an interview with L’Equipe.

“I will start to work with a new coach. But first a long weekend Disneyland. No that is not childish. That is just super duper awesome.” – Robin Haase on Twitter.

“You know it’s been a long day when you go to tennis practice and forget your racquets lol.. #preseason” – Caroline Wozniacki on Twitter.

“Every time I lost this year I thought maybe God is trying to tell me to stop.” – Kimiko Date-Krumm after winning the Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge title.

“I’m looking forward to Australian Open. Hopefully I wont play with Serena Williams in the 1st round but if it happens I will try to win anyway.” – Yulia Putinsteva who will enter the top 100 next week..

“I am so happy and honored to be WTA player of the year. Thanks to everyone and all the support. I truly love you guys.” – Serena Williams on Twitter.

“If we had gone three sets I would’ve had a full body cramp and it would’ve been awkward for all of you.” – Andy Roddick after beating Andy Murray at the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition.

“I can’t breath.” Andy Roddick after being asked on court if he missed being on tour.

“I love to sing. It is true that I love. I also love fashion, I love to shop. Sometimes I like to sit in the bar and on the dance floor to get out. In general, I’ll go easy with people.” – Tennis umpire Kader Nuni when asked what he likes to do away from the courts.

“At the moment we are cautious. Things are going well, we are on the right track. But I have not thought further than that, really.” - Toni Nadal when asked what he thought of Nadal’s progress after a week back on the practice courts.

And a quote from the sport’s past –

“I let my racket do the talking. That’s what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.” – Pete Sampras

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