Tennis Quotes - Page 5

Tennis: the most perfect combination of athleticism, artistry, power, style, and wit. A beautiful game, but one so remorselessly travestied by the passage of time.

– Martin Amis

Team sports aren’t my thing. I find it easier to pick something up if I can do it at my own speed. And you don’t need a partner to go running, you don’t need a particular place, like in tennis, just a pair of trainers.

– Haruki Murakami

All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practise, I’m thinking about it all day.

– Serena Williams

If I was the type of person who had tennis, tennis, tennis all the time and I went to bed and ended up dreaming about tennis, I would go nuts.

– Marat Safin

The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.

– Martina Navratilova

I am here to play women’s tennis. I’m a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.

– Serena Williams

I don’t mind fans coming up in a friendly, respectful way. That’s all part of the fun of being a top tennis player. But if people take pictures without permission, particularly if my children are in the shot, I feel uncomfortable.

– Roger Federer

It’s true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play tennis.

– Anna Kournikova

I love being outdoors, playing beach tennis, going for runs in the sand, or doing a three-hour hike with my best girlfriend, Mieko.

– AnnaLynne McCord

I’m trying to enjoy my lie as much as I can and I know that tennis hopefully is going to be my life the next 10, 15 years.

– Novak Djokovic

I got my first tennis racket on my seventh birthday. And because we had a tennis court in our backyard, I played every day. By ten I was playing competitively.

– Tullian Tchividjian

Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.

– Andy Murray

Tennis is my job, but it’s not my life.

.- Serena Williams

I don’t do a huge amount of physical activity. I play tennis, I work out sporadically, and I eat well and take care of myself.

– Harrison Ford

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

– Roger Kahn

Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it’s not the only thing. I’m not going to play forever.

– Novak Djokovic

You know, a lot of things changed. What never changed is the illusion to keep playing tennis, the illusion to keep doing well the things, and the illusion to be in a good position of the ranking and play these kind of matches.

– Rafael Nadal

My family belongs to a tennis club in Valencia, California, so I always go there. I play a lot of tennis with my dad and swim. And I like to go to the gym there.

– Ashley Tisdale

I just try to stay positive and focused on the tennis, not let anything get to me, like crazy questions. But I’m tough, let me tell you, tough as nails.

– Venus Williams

I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.

– Billie Jean King