Skip to main content

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.

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Australian Open 2022: Welcome Back

It's been a while, hasn't it. Where to even begin with the crazy 2022 Australian Open! 2 thoughts for your consideration on Day 2. The deuces are wild.  1. The ATP is facing a leadership vacuum: L'Affair Djokovic took the air out of the tournament over the preceding fortnight. During that period, the ATP was notably silent regarding the ongoings and detainment of its top star.  Several players did speak up, including Rafael Nadal, who spoke eloquently about the need to move on. However, it wasn't clear if Rafa was backed up by his teammates. For a decade plus, Roger Federer has been the voice of reason within in the ATP tour. He was the consummate diplomate and his absence during this wild chapter, was felt.  2. The pundits didn't understand the legal proceedings that Djokovic was facing and provided bad commentary:  Novak Djokovic's faced two judicial meetings in his quest to remain in Australia to play for his 21st Major title. The first judge gave Novak a by

US Open 2018: Welcome Back & New Logo

Well...it's been 2 years hasn't it. That's what heading to grad school will do to a person. Sometimes the axiom, 'the more things change, the more they stay the same,' rings true. But sometimes, as with the case of the US Open's new logo, one steps away, and comes to find that things have gone completely awry. Is this Arial font? Are these letters lower case? Really, in this political climate, lower case US? Is lower case an affront to becoming great again? Also, is this logo actually in Arial Italics? According to the USTA, "t he logo created by renowned graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, is a streamlined and modernized version of the tournament’s iconic flaming ball logo, which was first introduced in 1997." The old logo had a solid 20-year run. This logo probably won't make it this long because it lacks pizzazz and lacks the distinction the previous logo offered.  And here's a look at an earlier

Australian Open 2015: Style Preview - Fila

GlamSpinTennis was thrilled to hear from Fila's marketing rep to get the scoop on Fila's 2015 Australian Open Platinum Collection.  According to Fila the " Platinum collection features INVISTA’s THERMOCOOL ™ fabric, designed to optimize the body’s natural thermal capabilities through smart fiber cross-sections: Duoregulation ™ adapts to the wearer’s needs." On the women's side, Jelena Jankovic , Julia Goerges, and Vera Zvonareva will be sporting the platinum designs which feature pink accents in both Jelena's and Julia's kits.  Francine Candiotti , Fila's tennis design expert explained exclusively GlamSpinTennis (by email), that the "diva pink" highlights were selected "...as an invigorating, luminous color that would flatter all skin tones."  Jelena Jankovic "This playful feminine pink was paired with white and shadow black. We used THERMOCOOL™ fabric in this collection, which absorbs the color beautifully!