You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers

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Paul Fein
Potomac Books, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2005 - Reference - 270 pages
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You Can Quote Me On That isn't about the polite, country-club sport where players shake hands over the net and offer congratulations on a fine drop shot. It views tennis from inside, where competition is grueling, tempers flare, and egos collide. Top tennis journalist Paul Fein has compiled hundreds of the most outrageous, most significant, and most illuminating quotes on, by, and about tennis's biggest stars and hottest controversies.

You want smack talk? How about Maria Sharapova brushing aside an intended compliment with "I'm not the next Kournikova--I want to win matches!" Wonder why Jimmy Connors was such a cutthroat? According to his mother, "Jimmy was taught to be a tiger on the court. When he was young, if I had a shot I could hit down his throat, I did. And I'd say, 'See, Jimmy, even your mother will do that to you.'" Fein even delves into the gritty detail of players' personal lives. Witness Andre Agassi's explanation that "sex doesn't interfere with your tennis; it's staying out all night trying to find it that affects your tennis." And of course legendary bad boy John McEnroe both fires off and gets hits with multiple zingers.

Fein includes quotes of praise, thoughtful commentary, and interesting points about players, tournaments, and the game--where it's been and where it's headed. If it's about tennis and worth remembering, well, You Can Quote Me On That.

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About the author (2005)

Paul Fein is a renowned tennis journalist and author of Tennis Confidential: Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies (Brassey's, Inc., 2002) and You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers (Potomac Books, Inc., 2005). His articles have appeared in the United States and twenty-five foreign countries, and earned over twenty-five writing awards. Fein's diverse tennis background includes being a top-ten sectional tournament player, satellite tournament founder and director, USPTA teaching pro, New England tournament consultant, cable TV commentator, and tennis club and council president. He lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.

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