Top 30 Tennis Quotes



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

Being number two sucks.

– Andre Agassi

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

– Jennifer Capriati

Best Tennis Quotations 

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

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