The best Quotes by Jimmy Connors

The best Quotes by Jimmy Connors

James Scott Connors (born September 2, 1952) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player.

I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent, but I didn't want to let him up, either. I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us, on court and off. That's what's really ingrained in my mind: 'This is real. This isn't a soft rivalry.' There were no hugs and kisses.
People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there.
Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.
I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That's what I'm most proud of. I can't go win Wimbledon anymore, so if what I've done in the past is not good enough, let it go. Because I'm certainly not sitting around thinking about it.
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.

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I want the same thing I've wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.
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Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
I think it's normal that, the first time you meet Federer or Murray or Djokovic, you're going to get nervous. But after a while, they become normal opponents.
Every good tennis player has to have a short memory.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We have many animals in Switzerland - even goats.
Roger Federer - asked by a child why people call him GOAT
I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
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Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
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Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
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I don't know how good mountain lions do in captivity. I'm curious.
You get these Satanists types that don't believe in God. OK, so you realize you don't get Satan if you don't get God, right? Or atheists that want to believe in ghosts. Wait, wait, wait. You can't have a two-way go on that. You want to be agnostic, be an atheist, fine. But you don't bring ghosts along with you.
Harry and Meghan, move over! This is what fairy tales are made of. They'd been together for two whole weeks, which for teenagers is basically a lifetime of monogamy. Although between us, it had been a surprisingly PG-13 two weeks.
John McEnroe in Never Have I Ever - Season 3 Episode 1
Aunties are older Indian women who have no blood-relation to you. But are allowed to have opinions about your life and all your shortcomings. And you have to be nice to them because you're Indian.
Does the person in TV have to be better than the one watching at home?
Sometimes, I feel like I'm 40. Tennis years are like dog years.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Sport doesn't know barriers, really. You are judged on your performance... how far you can jump, how fast you can run, how well you can hit a tennis ball.
Quitting is never an option.
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When you mature, you also get more secure about yourself. You see things differently.
I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles.
I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
Every tournament is important.
For myself and my attitude, I have, every day, to work on it.
I'm an only child, and I don't mind being alone.
I learned how much determination I have and that no matter what the score is, anyone can come back.
There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.
When you have the opportunity, you strike!
I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.
I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.

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