Best Paes Davis Cup

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Best “What’s it like to play Rafa?” quote:

“[Rafael Nadal] was [once] nor­mal like all of us, and he man­aged to be­come this beast, this mon­ster that he is to­day. That’s how you feel when you play against him.” — Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas, af­ter los­ing 6­2, 7­6 to Nadal in the Rogers Cup fi­nal.

“My whole life, I’ve al­ways wanted to play her. So I had noth­ing to be ner­vous about,” replied Naomi Osaka, when she was asked: “Were you ner­vous to play Ser­ena?” af­ter she routed a rusty Ser­ena Wil­liams 6­3, 6­2 in the Mi­ami Open first round.

Best quote about nerves:

The Czech Repub­lic won its 11th Fed Cup by BNP Paribas ti­tle when a new hero, Ka­te­rina Sini­akova, sealed a 3­0 fi­nal tri­umph over USA in the most dra­matic fash­ion, sav­ing two match points be­fore fin­ish­ing up a 7­5, 5­7, 7­5 vic­tory over 19­year­old Fed Cup debu­tante Sofia Kenin. Like Pe­tra Kvi­tova in 2011 and 2014, Lu­cie Sa­farova in 2012, Karolina Pliskova in 2015 and Barbora Strykova in

Best Fed Cup hero­ine:

“What a fab­u­lous mo­ti­va­tion. It is great to achieve the world record. I ded­i­cate this record to my fa­ther, my par­ents, my daugh­ter Aiyana, to ev­ery sin­gle Davis Cap­tain I

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