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Serena Williams:What she said, really meant and definitely did not


Serena Williams playing for the Washington Kas...

What she said:

“I’m more devastated than ever.I’m just a much better actress now." 

Serena Williams is a reporter’s delight despite her early loss to Marion Bartoli in the fourth round at Wimbledon. The only thing that could upset her on a tennis court is facing “Nadal at the French Open. That would drive me insane.”

What she really meant:

“I’m better at masking my emotions now. Isn’t that what grown-ups do?”

What she definitely didn’t:

“Where’s my Emmy?”

Andy Murray: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Andy Murray against Roger Federer at the 2008 ...

What he said:

"No, because you get sort of attached to them.Like, if you always go into the same shower, and then one day someone’s in it, you’re obviously not going to jump in there. Well, you could, but I choose not to (laughter).I heard Tim (Henman) used to always go in the same shower.Maybe he should have changed when he got to the semifinals."

Andy Murray is not too superstitious about his pre-match and post-match rituals.

What he really meant:

“Rituals are not worth getting oneself in a twist about. You can attribute both positive and negative events to them.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Where’s my Sony Playstation? Don’t you know it relaxes me?”

Caroline Wozniacki: What she said, really meant and definitely did not


Caroline Wozniacki 01

What she said:

"Well, I think that ball came from the other court. I saw it coming.I saw it moving into the court. Then I asked for replaying the point.”

Caroline Wozniacki recounts her reaction to a ball landing in Court 2 in her second round match against Virginie Razzano.

What she really meant:

“What? Where? How? Replay, please!”

What she definitely didn’t:

“Did I hit the ball, already?”

Serena Williams: What she said, really meant and definitely did not


Serena Williams at the 2008 Wimbledon Champion...

What she said:

“Nah,I’d have a heart attack first."

Serena Williams is under no illusions about her fighting spirit—on court. When asked if she’d concede match if requested by her mother, Oracene Price—fearing for her health, the four-time Wimbledon champion categorically replied in the negative.

What she really meant:

“I’d rather die.”

What she definitely didn’t:

“I’m a Purple Heart.”

 

 

 

Sepp Blatter: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Joseph Blatter, FIFA's presidend

What he said:

“Why I am the man here, because there was no other option. They had to elect a president and at the end I was the only candidate.”

Sepp Blatter reveals the secret behind his re-election as FIFA President while speaking to CNN’s Alex Thomas.

What he really meant:

“Both you and I know that Hobson’s choice is no choice at all.”

"It’s good to win even against no competition.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Monopoly? What’s that? A board game, isn’t it?”

Robin Soderling: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Robin Soderling defeats Nikolay Davydenko at 2...

What he said:

“Against the world No. 1, you never expect anyone to play bad.I mean, it would be pretty stupid.”

Robin Soderling claims that Rafael Nadal’s bad-mouthing his own form had no impact on his level of play against the World No.1.

What he really meant:

“Come on , we all know how modest Nadal really is. Do you really think I’d play terrible just because he says he’s not up to par?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m bad, I’m bad.
Cause I run UPT.
(Bad bad-really, really bad)
You know I’m bad, I’m bad.
You know it.
(Bad bad-really, really bad)
You know I’m bad, I’m bad.
Cause I run UPT, you know.
(Bad bad-really, really bad)
And the whole world has to
answer right now
Just to tell you once again,
Who’s bad…”
 
(Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’.)

Rafael Nadal: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Rafael Nadal

What he said:

“I have almost 25 (years).But seems like I am playing for 100 years."

Rafael Nadal complains about the non-stop nature of the ATP tour.

What he really meant:

“The tour goes on and on and I feel really old, like a grandfather to you all.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I want to play tennis professionally for a 100 years or more.”

Roger Federer: What he meant, really meant and definitely did not


Roger Federer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

What he said:

"I don’t have a Grand Slam in my pocket (this year), but if I win one, it changes everything."

Roger Federer, on his chances at the French Open.

What he really meant:

“I have large pockets and I can definitely fit in a major or two—this year.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Majors are loose change jangling in my pockets.”

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Chris McKendry:What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Victoria Azarenka at 2009 Roland Garros, Paris...

 

What he said:

“She’s the noisiest player we’ve ever heard, so to say she’s ‘quietly’ sneaking through the draw would be absolutely crazy."
Chris McKendry complaining about Victoria Azarenka’s noisiness on court.
 
What he really meant:
“Azarenka’s a fog-horn on court.Definitely not going through the draw silently.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I can play better than Victoria.”

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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Shane Warne


Shane Warne. At the WACA gound on 15/10/2006 P...

What  he said:

“I should have gifted Sanjay Dixit a pair of Spinners underwear.”

Shane Warne reacting to the $50,000 fine imposed on him by the IPL disciplinary committee on CNN-IBN.

What he really meant:

“As a peace-making gesture, I can’t think of anything else to trump that. Can’t gift Liz those anyway.”

“Come on, can I pass up free air time to promote my brand of clothing?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Spinners underwear cost $50,000.”

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