June 28, 2017

Quotes of the week from the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club


Quotes of the week from the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club


By Wendy M. Grossman


(June 14, 2014) LONDON – Feliciano Lopez, asked if he regrets learning to play the very unSpanish game of serve and volley: “God gave me this serve when I was really young, so I have to take advantage of it.”


Radek Stepanek, asked how he still finds motivation to play: “I know what’s behind the question.”


Stanislas Wawrinka, asked how much force it takes to break a racquet in half, as he did during his straight-sets semifinal loss to Grigor Dimitrov: “I don’t know. You should try.”


Marinko Matosevic, asked about comments he made earlier in the week to the effect that he’d never have a female coach because he doesn’t think highly of women’s tennis, comments Sam Stosur called “thick-headed”: “Women are a big inspiration to me. I didn’t mean it to be sexist at all.”


Andy Murray, asked whether he thought there might be advantages to having a woman as a coach: “Well, to be honest, I don’t know because not every woman is the same.”


Ernests Gulbis, asked how he celebrated reaching the semi-finals at the French Open: “I smoked a cigar with my friends outside in Jurmala…Then everybody went to Kazanow and we had just one special room and we played Blackjack.


Grigor Dimitrov, asked if the shirt he was wearing was an England (football supporter) shirt: “You wish.”


Andy Murray, asked if he finds peace and quiet pushing a lawnmower: “Actually, I have never done it in my life… The lawn wouldn’t look great if I tried it.”