Saturday, January 18, 2014

On the Line - Tennis Quotes of the Week

The record-setting heat in Melbourne has been brutal on players and spectators throughout the first week of the 2014 Australian Open. 

Maybe we can blame the soaring temperatures on this week's wacky statements from some of the pros and officials. 

Did GlamSpinTennis miss any great ones? Add your favorite quotes below.

Quote of the TOURNAMENT! (Calling it during week 1) 
Tim Wood, Australian Open Tournament doctor - 
"We know that man is well-adapted to exercising in the heat. If you take us back a few thousand years, we evolved on the high plains of Africa chasing antelope for eight hours under these conditions"

Frank Dancevic - 
"I was dizzy from the middle of the first set and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, 'wow Snoopy, that's weird'....I couldn't keep my balance anymore and I leaned over the fence and when I woke up people were all around me. "

Aga Radwanska - 
"Well, I mean, I think it's everybody saying that sometimes it's even too hot.  Some of the girls can't even talk after the match or practice."

Vika Azarenka - 
"...dancing in a frying pan."- describing playing on Rod Laver Arena during 100+ F heat.

Daniela Hantuchova -
"They [Serena and Venus Williams] kind of ruined my Grand Slam career, especially the years when I was playing really well I always had to play her [Serena] or Venus..."

Serena Williams -
 "I feel like, you know, in life 32 is young, you know. In sports it's old. But for whatever reason, I feel like I just never was really able to reach my full potential, and I feel like recently I just have been able to do a little better. I just keep trying to improve on everything."

Roger Federer - 
"I really enjoy myself out on tour...Of course, tennis is something I really enjoy, and doing all of that with my wife and kids is something that I'm very happy about, that it's all working out.  That we actually make it work and enjoy it, all of us, going to different places....It's like a traveling circus in a way.  You put up your tents, stay there for some time. ...So we get enough time to settle in, and then we go to the next place....We really look forward to whatever climate it is, whatever culture it is, whatever place it is.  We really look forward to each and every place....That's what is so nice about the tour these days."

Ana Ivanovic - 
"We can really understand each other with less words [on having  Serbian coach(es)].  Even when I'm in doubt, I can express myself better and they can answer me better."

Rafael Nadal -
"Better not to say." When asked by Jim Courier during the post-match on-court interview which women's tennis players' matches he watches.

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