The best Quotes by Pete Sampras

The best Quotes by Pete Sampras

Petros "Pete" Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player.

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.
All I cared about in tennis was winning.

Quotes about Pete Sampras

When you read biographies of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras or Roger Federer, you will often stumble upon the word "humility".

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As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital.
The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
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I call Washington "the city of the perishable".
Nancy Pelosi (as Speaker of the US House of Representatives)
Let me give you a little bit of free advice. DC is all about realtionships.
Kimble Hookstraten in Designated Survivor - Season 1 Episode 9
Alex: "You can't do that. You can't make promises that you won't be able to keep!"
Tom: "We're in Washington, they're the only promises we're allowed to make."
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog!
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'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
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Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.
Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
Sometimes, I feel like I'm 40. Tennis years are like dog years.
When I'm not losing, the other guy can't win.
Every good tennis player has to have a short memory.
We have to accept the quality of the opponent, this is maybe the most dangerous attacking side at the moment in Europe.
Thomas Tuchel (as coach for Chelsea F.C.) - February 2022
I say that the top players are the ones who work hardest. They are the easiest to handle - they know what it takes to stay at the best level.
If you have an opponent who is clearly better than you, then OK, you have something to analyse.
I'm delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain.
You really need to consider the message you're sending this boys by ending the lockout. It's the same message that we as a culture send to our professional athletes; and that is that they are above the law. If these boys cannot honor the simple rules of a basketball contract, how long do you think it will be before they're out there breaking the law? I played ball here at Richmond High 30 years ago. It was the same thing then; some of my teammates went to prison, some of them even ended up dead. If you vote to end the lockout, you won't have to terminate me; I'll quit.
Ken Carter in Coach Carter
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Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.
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That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish.
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I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.
Tex Winter: "Are your shoes okay? I don't want you sliding all over the damn place out there."
Michael Jordan: "I'mma slide a ring on your hand tonight, Tex. That's all you need to know."
Green and black go well together, don't they?
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is the best.
I want the same thing I've wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.
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I'm a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.
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.
Physically, the top players are on a different level to other players, and that's why they're on the top.
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?
The coach is always as good and as bad as the player. When the player loses, it's the coaches fault. When the player wins, the coach made a great job. It's the same in tennis and in football.
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.

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