Tennis Player Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Tennis Player Sayings

#1. If they had rankings in baseball, maybe I would have been able to do the math and figure out my chances of being a professional baseball player versus a tennis player. But that was the decision-maker for me, I just thought I was better in tennis. - Author: Jim Courier
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#2. Ask any comedian, tennis player, chef. Timing is everything. - Author: Meg Rosoff
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#3. Dating a tennis player is risky - love means nothing to us. - Author: Anna Kournikova
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#4. Team sports, there's always some kind of sacrifice happening ... A team, if we lose, if Michael Jordan has a bad night, you hang it on him a little bit ... but if you lose as a tennis player, you have no one to blame but yourself, and that's a different beast. - Author: Marc Blucas
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#5. Sometimes it's harder to play good tennis with a bad tennis player - the same way it's hard to be a good actor with a bad actor. It's just an unpleasant experience. - Author: Josh Lucas
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#6. Roger [Federer], he brought tennis ... one level higher. Normally he toys with everybody. With all respect to other players, he does whatever he wants on the court against them. It's incredible what kind of game he can play. - Author: Marat Safin
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#7. People think that there is so much money in tennis, but the reality is unless you're ranked in about the top 50 you don't earn much at all. It is hard to support yourself travelling the world, to be away from home most of the year and to pay for a coach to help you become a better player. - Author: Samantha Stosur
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#8. I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence. - Author: Gabriela Sabatini
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#9. When you become a top player, you think that nothing else and nobody else matters. You can tell everybody on earth, 'Listen, I'm playing tennis, I don't have time for you. I'm in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, screw everybody and everything else.' - Author: Mats Wilander
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#10. I'm not the best player in the history of tennis. I think I'm amongst the best. That's true. That's enough for me. - Author: Rafael Nadal
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#11. Whoever said technology would replace all paper obviously hasn't tried wiping their bottom with an iPad. Q. How do you find Will Smith in the snow? A. You look for the fresh prints. Q. Why should you never date a tennis player? A. Because love means nothing to them. - Author: Hudson Moore
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#12. Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake. A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you. - Author: Lloyd Mangrum
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#13. Played tennis for years. But you can't improve at tennis after you're 50. You get to be in your 40s, and suddenly you're a doubles player. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#14. All teenage girls like to look good and tennis players are no different. - Author: Maria Kirilenko
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#15. Any quality player can adjust well to the different demands. It is like a good tennis player who is expected to adjust to the clay at the French Open, the grass at Wimbledon, the hard courts of the U.S. and the heat of the Australian Open. A professional is expected to do all that. - Author: Gautam Gambhir
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#16. 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. - Author: Roger Federer
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#17. There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if wasn't producing results no one would notice me. - Author: Anna Kournikova
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#18. He knew what the Beats know and what the great tennis player knows, son: learn to do nothing, with your whole head and body, and everything will be done by what's around you. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#19. Bill Tilden was the greatest - and most improbably great - tennis player of the age. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#20. Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine. - Author: Sally Ride
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#21. At the very beginning of my career, when I opened my business in Italy, I was also a ranked tennis player. I had won many tournaments. To be an athlete was my first choice. Second choice: designer. However! There was more money in being a designer at that time. - Author: Oleg Cassini
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#22. I am the best tennis player who cannot play tennis. - Author: Ion Tiriac
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#23. We imply, and often believe, that habitual vices are exceptional single acts, and make the opposite mistake about our virtues - like the bad tennis player who calls his normal form his 'bad days' and mistakes his rare successes for his normal. I - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#24. It makes you also realize, 'OK, I'm excited to play tennis, and I work really hard to be the best tennis player I think I can be,' but I don't waste my time on stupid stuff, you know what I mean. - Author: Kim Clijsters
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#25. I Pray That A Tennis Player Should Emerge From Ranchi As MS Dhoni Emerged For Cricket - Author: Sania Mirza
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#26. It is not just the more talented player who wins. Some players may try a little harder. - Author: Arthur Ashe
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#27. As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both - winning and losing - get easier. - Author: Rafael Nadal
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#28. I knew I was the second-best tennis player in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the United States of America when I was 12 years old and I couldn't tell you what I was in baseball, but I liked my chances in tennis of getting a scholarship to college. - Author: Jim Courier
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#29. When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player? - Author: Anna Kournikova
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#30. Sometimes I wish I could have been a bit more relaxed, but then I wouldn't have been the same player. - Author: Steffi Graf
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#31. Tennis is at an amazing time when you've got two of the best players ever to play the game. You can argue the two very best playing in the same generation. It's a rivalry I think that we've never seen in our sport. - Author: Andre Agassi
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#32. It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player. - Author: Anna Kournikova
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#33. I was a professional tennis player in my teens. I played mostly in Europe. I was top 10 in the world in juniors, and then I messed up my back. I had three herniated discs and that put a stop to it. - Author: Boris Kodjoe
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#34. I decided to play tennis not because I wanted to be a professional player, but because my parents wanted me to get involved in something so I wouldnt be running around the streets in Serbia, - Author: Jelena Jankovic
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#35. There's a lot of ingredients go into being a good tennis player. - Author: Rod Laver
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#36. You have to believe on the court. In the end, it's mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It's all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it's a process of learning. - Author: Novak Djokovic
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#37. I like playing tennis. I've always enjoyed the process of being a tennis player; I'm just not sure that I enjoyed the travel at the end, and my body didn't recover from the day-to-day grind. - Author: Andy Roddick
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#38. I am happy with being a tennis player and the choice I took when I was 12. But clearly, if I wouldn't have been a tennis player, I would have loved to be a soccer player. But again, I am happy with the choice I made. - Author: Rafael Nadal
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#39. It's about learning your craft. That's a wonderful thing
especially with today's consumerism and instant gratification. You can'tbuy that. It's about making decisions, corrections, choices. I don't think it's so much about becoming a tennis player. It's about becoming a person. - Author: Billie Jean King
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#40. My audiences have given me lots of love as a tennis player. I hope they appreciate my passion for acting. - Author: Leander Paes
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#41. I lost to a better player who played some courageous tennis and deserved to win. - Author: Novak Djokovic
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#42. As a tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better. - Author: Stanislas Wawrinka
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#43. My mom was a great tennis player, and I remember being six or seven years old watching Steffi Graf and Monica Seles in Wimbledon in my house. I've always been a tennis fan. - Author: Tom Brady
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#44. I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken. - Author: Martha Stewart
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#45. I'd also made the first tennis team. I was number two player in the school at 11 years of age and that didn't sit very well with people. - Author: John Newcombe
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#46. Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy. - Author: Clive Swift
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#47. My mother said I would have more chances to become a tennis player than a football player. - Author: Marat Safin
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#48. An idea has no worth at all without believable characters to implement it; a plot without characters is like a tennis court without players. Daffy Duck is to a Buck Rogers story what John McEnroe was to tennis. Personality. That is the key, the drum, the fife. Forget the plot. - Author: Chuck Jones
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#49. In my mind, I'm always the best. If I walk out on the court (and) I think the next person is better, I've already lost. - Author: Venus Williams
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#50. When I started out jumping around with a tennis racket, I never thought I would end up on a list of the best guitar players in the world. It makes me feel proud of the hard work I've put in. - Author: Gary Hoey
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#51. If you look at tennis, the girls have become much more attractive; they wear makeup. In my generation, you were a tennis player. It wasn't like you had to look a certain way. - Author: Monica Seles
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#52. I know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player. - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#53. Healthy parakeets have the nervous energy of tennis players. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
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#54. I did always dream of being a professional player. I think every kid does dream of being a pro, but to last the journey you have to love tennis as a sport and if you are lucky enough to make it in the pros, it is really a bonus. - Author: Samantha Stosur
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#55. My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I'd spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the 'National Geographic.' - Author: Joseph Murray
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#56. I'm a decent table tennis player, but if you were to put me up against any of the guys you see on television at the Olympics, I'd be lucky to get a couple of points. - Author: Matt Kuchar
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#57. The world's No. 1 tennis player spends 90 percent of his time winning, while the world's No. 1 golfer spends 90 percent of his time losing. Golfers are great losers. - Author: David Feherty
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#58. I am afraid of a lot of things. A dog. I could be afraid of a dog that's upset, for example. And on the tennis courts, maybe on the outside I look fearless, but on the inside, I'm scared. There's not one player in the world who isn't nervous before matches. Especially important matches. - Author: Rafael Nadal
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#59. Many tennis coaches are enablers. They need the job more than the player needs the coach, and if the coach needs the job more than the player needs the coach, he can't effect change. - Author: Ivan Lendl
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#60. Almost everybody's here doing the same thing. Who am I to come up with an excuse when there's 64 other players here doing the same thing? 63 others, sorry. - Author: Andy Roddick
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#61. People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity. - Author: Pete Sampras
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#62. I am the greatest tennis player. The other players are like coins in my pocket that I give to a homeless man. - Author: Novak Djokovic
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#63. I was never pegged to be the next great American tennis player by any means. I wasn't a prodigy. I'm a late bloomer. Whatever happens, I'm proud of what I've done. - Author: John Isner
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#64. I'm actually a pretty good tennis player! - Author: Randy Jackson
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#65. It's pretty hard being a tennis player and Mother Theresa at the same time and that's just the way it is. - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#66. I'm not the next Kournikova-I want to win matches! - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#67. No athletes talk to themselves like tennis players. Pitchers, golfers, goalkeepers, they mutter to themselves, but tennis players talk to themselves-and answer. Tennis players look like lunatics in a public square. - Author: Andre Agassi
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#68. The proper method of playing mixed doubles is to swipe the ball accidentally and straight at the woman opponent as hard and as accurately as possible. Male players must not only retain equanimity on their side of the net, but create dissension on the other. - Author: Art Hoppe
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#69. Cristiano reminds me of German tennis player Michael Stich. He was destined to make history, but then Boris Becker showed up. Cristiano is so fast, so strong, so incredible, but he has one problem: Leo Messi. - Author: Jurgen Klopp
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#70. I want to be remembered as a great player, but I guess it will be as a player who got angry on a tennis court. - Author: John McEnroe
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#71. If you see a tennis player who looks as if he is working hard, that means he isn't very good. - Author: Helen Wills
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#72. In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke. - Author: Bill Tilden
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#73. She must have been a soccer player or tennis or something 'cause she was definitely packing "the Serena. - Author: G.L. Tomas
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#74. It's very expensive to be a professional tennis player with all the travel and the flights and the hotels and everything. - Author: Caroline Wozniacki
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#75. You want to try and win as many slams as possible in your career. As a tennis player, that's what we always dream of as a kid, wanting to play slams, wanting to win them. - Author: Sania Mirza
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#76. 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. - Author: Matthew Perry
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#77. If I were asked to name one aspect of tennis that is the biggest weakness of players of all levels, I would probably say concentration. However good your shots, however fast your movement and reflexes, all is lost if the mind is not controlling every move. - Author: Ken Rosewall
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#78. I understand popular entertainment better than anyone. I want to have the world's No. 1 tennis player, the hottest movie, the biggest artist. - Author: Simon Fuller
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#79. It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place. - Author: Boris Becker
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#80. You can't be considered a great player unless you win Wimbledon. That's the way it is. - Author: Mats Wilander
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#81. I think my family needs me more than anybody else, and tennis doesn't need me anymore. I respect my wife a lot for taking all that in. She said, 'I didn't marry a tennis player; you'd retired.' Now it's time to do something else. - Author: Thomas Muster
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#82. Like all sports fans, tennis junkies are not satisfied with simply following the current crop of players and admiring their accomplishments. They seemingly always need to compare players of different eras and designate one of them as the greatest player of all time. - Author: Dave McPherson
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#83. People don't ask Andre Agassi, 'You know you're the No. 1 tennis player in the world ... have you thought about polo?' - Author: Rob Schneider
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#84. Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. - Author: Bill Gates
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#85. Somebody once said that good conversation should be like a tennis match, with each player gracefully sending the ball back across the net; instead, most conversation is like a golf game, with each player stroking only his own ball, and waiting impatiently for the other to finish. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#86. For me the most important thing has always been tennis, and that's what I want to get across the image I want to portray is a hard-working tennis player. - Author: Andy Murray
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#87. As a kid, I wanted to be a pro tennis player. I was pretty good; at the tennis academies I attended, I always 'played up' against older age groups. - Author: Matt Kuchar
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#88. I actually wanted to be a tennis player. - Author: Constance Jablonski
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#89. I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience. - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#90. There's no home team in tennis, no built-in fan base, so the players have to step up and do their fair share. - Author: Andy Roddick
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#91. I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn't stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper. - Author: Roger Federer
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#92. I'm a terrible musician. While the band members are great, I'm tolerated and affectionately regarded because I do movies, but if I had to make my living as a musician I would starve. I'm like a Sunday tennis player. - Author: Woody Allen
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#93. 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. - Author: Chris Evert
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#94. When God looks at sin, what he sees is what a violin maker would see if the player were to use his lovely creation as a tennis racquet. - Author: Tom Wright
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#95. I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend. - Author: Dakota Fanning
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#96. I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they're guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I'm feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what's going on. - Author: Jim Courier
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#97. Possessing an array of athletic gifts is something most tennis players can only dream about. Most players, if they're lucky, have one attribute that stands out
either a monster serve, great footspeed, superb touch, superior timing or innate feel for the ball. - Author: Dave McPherson
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#98. A lot of people now think Im a shoe. They dont even know I was a tennis player. The shoe has really taken on a life of its own, way beyond me. - Author: Stan Smith
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#99. I feel that tennis is an art form that is capable of moving the players and the audience - at least a knowledgeable audience-in almost sensual ways. When I'm performing at my absolute best, I think that some of the euphoria I feel must be transmitted to the audience. - Author: Billie Jean King
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#100. Ivan Lendl's never going to be a great player on grass. The only time he comes to the net is to shake your hand. - Author: Goran Ivanisevic
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