Tennis Quotes - Page 4

I definitely want to get out of tennis and try something completely different.

– Marat Safin

I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it’s not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis.

– Roger Federer

Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified.

– Virginia Graham

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.

– Martina Navratilova

In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.

– Andy Roddick

Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women’s ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men’s tennis.

– Billie Jean King

I have been learning English on the road since I started when I was 15, so it is a slow process but making some progress. Now I think I am much more comfortable with my English. However, it is difficult, still, when I speak about something that is not tennis.

– Rafael Nadal

I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.

– Matthew Perry

If I’m in Maui, I play soccer and tennis and go kite-surfing. I prefer doing a sport as opposed to going to a gym. I’m not big on gyms. When I did ‘Rampart,’ I lost 30 pounds because I felt it was better for the character. I worked out constantly, maybe twice a day, and minimized caloric intake.

– Woody Harrelson

I’m as patient a father as I am on the tennis court. It takes a lot for me to get really upset, but sometimes kids can get you really cross if they really keep bugging you.

– Roger Federer

I’ve got more out of tennis than I could ever give back.

– Andy Roddick

I let my racket do the talking. That’s what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.

– Pete Sampras

In a perfect world, my tennis game gets better. I have kids and a beautiful wife and live on some hill somewhere that’s not in Los Angeles. And the script that Tom Hanks just barely turned down gets in my hands.

– Matthew Perry

I don’t think about tennis 24/7. I enjoy time on the lake at my Florida home and just being lazy on the sofa.

– Andy Roddick

It’s that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.

– Anna Kournikova

I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look. I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout.

– Rick Springfield

Nobody actually played tennis in my family.

– Novak Djokovic

In tennis, because of the way it’s scored, I don’t think that scoring one point out of luck is ever decisive in winning. But, of course, it depends on the moment.

– Rafael Nadal

Besides surfing, I play tennis, volleyball, I swim, I run hills, or I do high-intensity, high-interval workouts. I’m up at 5 A.M. every day.

– Bethany Hamilton

My tennis skills are okay.

– Enrique Iglesias