From the Author
Most complete one liner book available on tennis
The world of tennis is filled with such colorful characters that it seemed appropirate to do a one liner book on the sport. With the likes of Bud Collins, Ilie Nastase, Billie Jean King and Jimmy Connors, this was an enjoyable book to put together. Favorite lines from the book: "The all verb final" Mary Carillo, on Sabine Hack playing Mary Pierce in a tournament final "This is the first time I've fulfilled the fantasy of a middle aged man." --Pam Shriver, on beating a middle aged man at a 'Play a Pro' contest in Texas "Yours too." --A waiter at a restaurant, after Martina Navratilova told him his service was excellent "It was interesting playing tennis with Mike--at least as long as his racket lasted." --Tom Landry, on playing tennis with Mike Ditka There are 997 other great one liners in this book. Perfect for any tennis fan.
From the Back Cover
"Tennis is not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that." -- David Dinkins, former New York City mayor From the sarcastic wit of John McEnroe to the courtside humor of Bud Collins, this hilarious collection serves up 1,001 of the best one-liners from the game's greatest players, coaches, and commentators. Tennis legends such as Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King, Jimmy Connors, and Chris Evert are featured as well as current stars Andre Aggasi, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, and Pete Sampras. Covering years of memorable match points from the U.S. Open to Wimbledon, this colorful collection of verbal lobs and volleys will delight generations of pros and amateurs alike.