TWEET OF THE DAY: “If your phone is in your back pocket it’s a sure way to fall in toilet. I’ve done that like 20 times.” — Serena Williams
SURVIVOR: Martina Navratilova told CNN, “I think anybody that survives the communist system, they’re pretty tough. And then being gay on top of that, that wasn’t helpful. As they say, that which does not kill you makes you stronger, so I’m pretty strong.”
ADIOS, ALBERTO: Spaniard Alberto Martin, 31, will call it a career after 15 years on the pro tour.
ANOTHER COACHING SPLIT: Aussie Bernard Tomic has split with his second conditioning coach in 12 months, ending a brief run with Yutaka Nakamura.
WANTED: COACH TO TAKE MURRAY TO NEXT LEVEL. MUST HAVE SLAM ON CV
FISH NOW FEEDING ON COMPETITION, NOT UNHEALTHY FOODS
4: Coaches Andy Murray has gone through in his five-year pro career.
34: Age of Germany’s Rainer Schuettler, who on Wednesday downed American Robby Ginepri and is the oldest player in the Farmers Classic draw.
3: Titles on the year for Sam Querrey on three different surfaces.
1-3: Francesca Schiavone’s record since winning Roland Garros in June.
“I came close to my career possibly being over a few times, and I know that what I’m going to miss is the fans’ reaction and how much they appreciate the hard work you put in.” — James Blake, 30, on the possibility of retirement
“This is as good as I’ve ever been.” — Mardy Fish
“If I’m a colleague (cough, cough, Baghdatis, cough, cough), I’m paying close attention here.” — Jon Wertheim on lighter/leaner/meaner Mardy Fish‘s new diet
“Miles Maclagan has become the latest coach to discover that there is little job security in working with Andy Murray.” — Mike Dickson, The Daily Mail
“You’d have to be clever to work with Andy Murray. I think you have to let Andy be the captain of his ship, but at the same time you need to make your input count. I think you’d have to be one step ahead of Andy all the time. You’d have to let Andy have his say but be ready to reinforce the point when he hits on what you think are the crucial factors.” — Nick Bollettieri