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

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

by Paul Fein (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 288
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Published: 21 Apr 2005

ISBN 10: 1574889257
ISBN 13: 9781574889253

Media Reviews
Paul Fein hits another ace with YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT. --Pete Sampras
Paul Fein is tennis s answer to John Bartlett. This exhaustive work belongs next to Bud Collins's encyclopedia on your tennis reference desk.
Out of the mouths of tennis players comes Paul Fein s wonderful, witty, profound, catty collection of quotations from a who s who of tennis past and present.
Paul Fein has collected many of the defining descriptions of the game and its players--things said in anger and awe, disappointment and desperation. To read this book is to visit tennis through the voices of its people.
You Can Quote Me On That is as fascinating for its historical dimensions as its human revelations. It s informative and entertaining.
Started reading and couldn't stop and not just become I'm a tennis writer. There's a lot of wisdom inside and outside these lines. A fair bit of ignorance, too, which only makes the book more interesting. La Rochefoucauld and John Bartlett would have approved. These are maxims for the modern tennis fan.
It's a must for both tennis cognoscenti and all those who enjoy a light and entertaining read.
Paul Fein collects the most colorful tennis wit and wisdom through the ages in a book that offers inspiration, insight, and cover-to-cover laughs.
Whether they re glad or mortified to have said whatever, Paul Fein wasn t going to let such good quotes get away from us.
Paul Fein delivers the gems. . . . compelling.
Paul Fein hits another ace with You Can Quote Me On That .
You'll laugh and learn when you read You Can Quote Me On That . The players' unfiltered words capture the dramas, rivalries, and passions that make tennis so entertaining and intriguing. This book is a keeper!
Irresistible reading . . . You Can Quote Me On That provides a fascinating commentary on a sport packed with human drama--a worth addition to anyone's tennis library.
Longtime tennis journalist Paul Fein has compiled about 1,700 of the sport's best quotes, ranging from poignant observations to outrageous blasts from tennis stars and celebrities alike. The collection leaves no doubt that today's talent knows how to serve up a sound bite.
Author Bio
Paul Fein has been a tennis writer for more than twenty-five years. Tennis Week's journalist of the year for 1991, he has won more than a dozen writing awards and is the author of Tennis Confidential (Brassey's, Inc., 2002). He's also served the sport as a television commentator, a teaching pro, a satellite tournament director, and a referee. He lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.