Tennis Quotes

One of the greatest joys

One of the greatest joys of tennis is having a nice volley and not really keeping score, not really looking at the lines, but just catching up with each other.

– Jane Kaczmarek

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I have to use other

I have to use other things to help my tennis, like my brain. But I believe that, even when your muscles are not so fast, with the brain and with concentration you can compensate.

– Marion Bartoli

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Wimbledon will be my last

Wimbledon 2014 will be my last slam. To be honest, I am already starting to miss professional tennis, having played at the highest level for two decades. It is what has given me my identity, and I will miss every bit of the action. The thought that I will not be playing anymore is daunting.

– Mahesh Bhupathi

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If I’m on holiday I’m

If I’m on holiday, I’m active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It’s just about making the workouts fun, I think, and then it doesn’t really feel that bad.

– Candice Swanepoel

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I just wanted to play

I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn’t want to copy anybody’s style.

– Jana Novotna

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A lot of the players

A lot of the players are very complimentary about each other; they embrace at the end of matches because the level of the tennis has been so good. I think that’s something that tennis has got to be proud of.

– Andy Murray

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My father actually moved out

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was – it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.

– Andre Agassi

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I used to go swimming

I used to go swimming and passed the tennis courts every day, and that’s how it started. My mum said, ‘Why don’t you play tennis in your summer holidays because you have nothing to do except swim for an hour or whatever?,’ and that’s how I started playing.

– Sania Mirza

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I thought about tennis But

I thought about tennis. But the more I thought about the whole thing – lessons, equipment, going to the courts – I said screw it, I’m just going to go buy a pair of sneakers and go running.

– Biz Stone

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You don’t simply tell someone

You don’t simply tell someone to get out there and win the tennis match. You say ‘move your feet’ or ‘watch the fuzz on the ball’ to really get into the Zen of it. You pull all that together, and then you just might hold up the Wimbledon Plate… It’s not about winning first place but bringing every element of effort to whatever you do.

– Diana Nyad

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In football there were drinks

In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.

– Pat Summerall

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I felt sad because everyday

I felt sad because everyday I had to wake up early to practice before going to school. After school I had to go back to tennis again, and then after tennis I had homework. I didn’t have time to play.

– Li Na

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My mother used to say

My mother used to say, ‘You gotta exercise.’ She would really pound on me to exercise every day. She was very physically fit; she was on the basketball team in high school in St. Louis in the 1920s, when women didn’t do that. And she taught me to play tennis, taught me to walk and run, and I ran for 30 years pretty religiously.

– Dick Gephardt

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Tennis is basically a game

Tennis is basically a game where you try to create an opportunity for yourself to finish the point, because you can’t wait for the opponent to miss anymore. Well, if you create an opportunity and don’t take advantage of it, you let the opponent back to even, then you are just starting the point over, so you have to take advantage of them.

– Ivan Lendl

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Tennis is like it gives

Tennis is like, it gives you a lot of chances, but if you don’t take those chances, it takes a lot of chances away from you. It’s just the scoring pattern. We cannot dwell over a loss or a win for very long. We have no time to celebrate; we have no time to dwell; we have to move on. Wake up the next day and try and win the match.

– Sania Mirza

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