Tennis Quotes - Page 3

Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders.

– Martina Hingis

Tennis was always sort of a – a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn’t want to see it for myself but I certainly didn’t want millions of people to see it.

– Andre Agassi

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don’t find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.

– Goran Ivanisevic

You have to keep writing. It’s almost like practice, almost like tennis, that actually after a few days of not writing, first of all it makes you slightly depressed and uneasy, but it also affects the style when you start up again. You need to get the show on the road.

– Colm Toibin

As tennis players, you are never satisfied. We are greedy as players, always want better results.

– Sania Mirza

I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn’t thinking about the big picture. I didn’t notice what they said on television, I wasn’t reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.

– Boris Becker

Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.

– Gabriela Sabatini

It was okay for Wayne Gretzky’s dad, for instance, to give him a hockey stick, or Joe Montana’s dad to give him a football, or Larry Bird’s dad to give him a basketball, but it wasn’t okay for Gloria Connors to give her son a tennis racquet.

– Jimmy Connors

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.

– Andre Agassi

Tennis is a full-time job and not just the two hours that people see when we’re on the court.

– Andy Roddick

I had a great tennis career. I have no regrets. But to find peace with yourself, and to finally be with your family – I’m probably the happiest guy in the world.

– Bjorn Borg

I think it is easier for thinner people to build on a frame once you get lean muscle. I get bored lifting weights at the gym, and it isn’t enough as your body becomes stiff. So I train in different ways such as core training, cardio with weights, playing sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming and running 10 km once a week.

– Arjun Rampal

I’d like to be the commissioner of tennis, but do I want to get into politics? Sometimes I have delusions of grandeur that that would be an interesting, good thing. I’m talking about actual politics, like being a congressman, but then I see how unbelievably nasty it really is, and maybe I’m not quite knowledgeable enough to actually do it.

– John McEnroe

Relationships are give-and-take, and when you’re a tennis player, you’re certainly not giving. You have to be self-absorbed. It has to be about you.

– Chris Evert

If you’re working with someone who you get on with and you’re supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you’re trying to one-up each other and that’s really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit it back to you.

– Joseph Morgan

I’ve been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don’t know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn’t a clean sport.

– Andy Murray

I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction.

– Gabriela Sabatini

It’s one thing if you live in London and you’re rooting for Chelsea or you’re in New York and you love the Giants or Jets and no matter who’s on the team you’re into it. It’s different in tennis; you’re sort of your own guy, so you have to reach out and grab a person in a different way.

– John McEnroe

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that’s good on so many levels – emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically.

– Alan Thicke

My message is to get human beings to love God, love their neighbor and for the life of me I just don’t see the downside of human beings not being so mean to one another and actually care for one another and not steal from one another and not murder each other for their tennis shoes. That’s the message I have.

– Phil Robertson