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I'd rather be No. 2 in Chile and No. 1 in the world. --Nicolas Massu

She comes from a tennis playing family. Her father's a dentist. --BBC 2

To err is human. To put the blame on someone else is doubles. --Anonymous

It’s one-on-one out there, man. There ain’t no hiding. I can’t pass the ball. --Pete Sampras

I had a feeling today that Venus Williams would either win or lose. --Martina Navratilova

Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row. --Vitas Gerulaitis, on Jimmy Connors

I’m the main sponsor for the tour! I’m the guy who paid the most fines, so they should give me respect. --Goran Ivanisevic

I listen to him most of the time, some of the time I switch off. --Andy Murray on his coach, Brad Gilbert

The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself. --Goran Ivanisevic

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. --Mitch Hedberg

Actually, I tossed it nicely – landed nicely, like airplane. No warning, beautiful. That’s the art of throwing racquets. --Goran Ivanisevic

Be lucky, guess the corner, close your eyes and hope there is a God. You have to be a little religious to break his serve. --Magnus Larsson on Pete Sampras serve

In tennis, the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe. --Elliot Chaze

These ball boys are marvelous. You don't even notice them. There's a left-handed one over there. I noticed him earlier. --Max Robertson

Though your game is hardly the best you can fray your opponent’s nerves by methodically bouncing the ball at least ten times before your serves. --Arnold J. Zarett

Ladies, here’s a hint. If you’re up against a girl with big b/o/o/bs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That’s the hardest shot for the well-endowed. --Billie Jean King

The primary attraction of the sport is the opportunity to release aggression physically without being arrested for felonious assault. --Nat Hentoff


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