Tennis Quotes

My top 10 favorite (serious) tennis quote. These have been selected from the large tennis quote collection. See also the Funny Tennis Quotes.

  1. "As soon as I step on the court 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
  2. "It's one-on-one out there, man. There ain't no hiding. I can't pass the ball." - Pete Sampras
  3. "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
  4. "The fifth set is not about tennis, it's about nerves." - Boris Becker
  5. "What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose." - Andre Agassi
  6. "I play each point like my life depends on it." - Rafael Nadal
  7. "My game is a lot about footwork. If I move well - I play well."- Roger Federer
  8. A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. - Billie Jean King.
  9. My motto is: I'm alive, so that means I can do anything. -Venus Williams, July 4 2005 after overcoming Lindsey Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7.
  10. The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst. - Martina Navratilova


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