The best Quotes by Tennis Players

The best Quotes by Tennis Players

Novak Djokovic

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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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Alexander Zverev

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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.

Roger Federer

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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

Serena Williams

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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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Arthur Ashe

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Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.

Mike Leach

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I don't know how good mountain lions do in captivity. I'm curious.

John McEnroe

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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

Boris Becker

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Does the person in TV have to be better than the one watching at home?

André Agassi

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What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.

Martina Navratilova

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The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.

Ana Ivanovic

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Quitting is never an option.
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Pete Sampras

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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.

Simona Halep

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Every tournament is important.

Jimmy Connors

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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.

Bianca Andreescu

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I'm an only child, and I don't mind being alone.

Rod Laver

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There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.

Maria Sharapova

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I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.

Jannik Sinner

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I like to be under pressure, those are the moments when I play the best tennis.
Jannik Sinner - January 2024, about winning the Australian Open

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When I'm not losing, the other guy can't win.
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Physically, the top players are on a different level to other players, and that's why they're on the top.
I'll let the racket do the talking.
Being number two sucks.
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.
The best way is not to read as much from the media and what they write.
We have many animals in Switzerland - even goats.
Roger Federer - asked by a child why people call him GOAT
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
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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.
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.
We are smart. And idiots are banging all the time. We can learn how to do it, too.
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.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
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.
When you mature, you also get more secure about yourself. You see things differently.
I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
For myself and my attitude, I have, every day, to work on it.
People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there.
I learned how much determination I have and that no matter what the score is, anyone can come back.
When you have the opportunity, you strike!
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.
To me, talent doesn't exist, it has to be earned. Your ability may be a little better, but if you work, you'll rise higher. The one who works is the talented one.