The best Quotes by Rod Laver

The best Quotes by Rod Laver

Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player. Laver was ranked the world number 1 professional player indisputably for five years from 1965 to 1969.

There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.
When you have the opportunity, you strike!
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead; never let up!
When you've got your man down, rub him out.
The next point - that's all you must think about.

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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.
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.
My dad always told me, "I don't care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it's the world's best window cleaner."
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.
It's interesting that I had such a close relationship with my grandfather. Because your parents always judge you: they say, "You shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that." But with your grandparents you have a feeling that you can say anything or you can do anything, and they will support you. That's why you have this kind of connection.
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.
Physically, the top players are on a different level to other players, and that's why they're on the top.
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.
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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If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
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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Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
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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.
It's indisputable that you'll make way more money with a larger playoff.
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.
Now you may be asking yourself why is sports icon John McEnroe narrating this tale? It'll make sense later I promise.
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.
Winning is an incredible joy that no woman can give you.
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.
Being number two sucks.
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.
Goodbye 2010. If you were a fish, I'd throw you back.
Quitting is never an option.
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When you mature, you also get more secure about yourself. You see things differently.
For my fifth birthday, I got a small tennis racket. That's how I started.
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.
Every tournament is important.
For myself and my attitude, I have, every day, to work on it.
I feel like the people realize that if you don't give up, if you work, keep working on what you have less good, you can be able to realize your dream.

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