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.
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.
There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player.
Being number two sucks.
When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.
Tennis is just a game, family is forever.
I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
For my fifth birthday, I got a small tennis racket. That's how I started.
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.
Tennis has given me soul.
All I cared about in tennis was winning.
You might like these Quotes aswell
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 Carter3
Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.
That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish.
When you go running from 23:59 to 00:01, you worked out two days in a row. Doesn't sound bad, does it?
Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.
What I really love about sports isn't winning, ya know? It's having to fight and struggle and give it all you got to reach the top.
Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa
When you're rowing a race and you get to the last 20 meters your entire body is telling you to stop. Your muscles are on fire. Your lungs are screaming at you. Everything inside you wants to quit, make the pain go away. But if you want to win, that's exactly when you dig deeper and you row harder.
Skylar in The In Between
People always ask me, "what is your secret?" I'll tell you what the secret is: Work your a-s off in the gym, 14 times a week.
You don't quit in sports. You retire. You don't get to quit. It's not an option.
If you say you plan to retire in two or three years, you've already retired.
When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.
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.
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.
The best way is not to read as much from the media and what they write.
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.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Goodbye 2010. If you were a fish, I'd throw you back.
I want the same thing I've wanted since I was 7 years old. I want to be No. 1.
When you have the opportunity, you strike!
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
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.
Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.
We have many animals in Switzerland - even goats.
Roger Federer - asked by a child why people call him GOAT
I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
Quitting is never an option.