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The Quote Thread

This thread will be dedicated to any/all quotes pertaining to tennis that posters find interesting, insightful, amusing or otherwise historically relevent. Previously I have attempted to include quotes on player-specific threads only; this thread will be more all-incompassing in nature...
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