30 Best & Interesting Tennis Quotes


Here’s our pick of the Top 30 Tennis Players Quotes, which shows how champions prepare themselves for games and interpret their performances.

Best Tennis Quotes:

Being number two sucks.

– Andre Agassi

Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible.

– Jennifer Capriati

Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.

– John McEnroe

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.

– Jimmy Connors

I hate to lose more than I love to win.

– Jimmy Connors

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

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.

– Boris Becker

I play each point like my life depends on it.

– Rafael Nadal

I want my tennis to speak for everything.

– Maria Sharapova

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.

Serena Williams

If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.

– Chris Evert

I’ll let the racket do the talking.

– John McEnroe

I’m not afraid of anyone, but sometimes I’m afraid of myself.

– Justine Henin

Just go out there and do what you have to do.

– Martina Navratilova

Losing is not my enemy, fear of losing is my enemy.

– Rafael Nadal

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.

– Arthur Ashe

Spectacular performances are preceded by spectacular preparation.

– Frank Giampaolo

Tennis has given me soul.

– Martina Navratilova

Tennis is mostly mental. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.

– Venus Williams

Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.

– Arthur Ashe

Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love — the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.

– Andre Agassi

The fifth set is not about tennis, it’s about nerves.

– Boris Becker

The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst.

– Martina Navratilova

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.

– John McEnroe

What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.

– Andre Agassi

Winning is a way of expressing yourself.

– Boris Becker

You don’t have to hate your opponents to beat them.

– Kim Clijsters

You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.

Roger Federer

You’ll hear a lot of applause in your life, but none will mean more to you than that applause from your peers. I hope each of you hears that at the end.

– Andre Agassi

You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.

– Arthur Ashe

Hope you have enjoyed all the tennis quotes, If you want us to add any special tennis quotes then post it as a comment.


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