Pro Tennis Player Quotes?

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  1. Leelord337

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    "Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice." -Federer
     
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  2. swimntennis

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    I heard that one.

    I bookmarked a page a while ago with a ton of them.
     
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    "I would so like to be Lenny Kravitz."
    -- Roger Federer.


    tennis-x has a whole section of them.
     
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    "I was glad I beat him." -Federer in regard to beating novak djokovic after djokovic said Federer and Nadal are beatable

    "A player is only as ood as his second serve." -Sampras
     
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  5. swimntennis

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    "I know you are reporters and I know this is your job, but, you know, take your note pads, take your pencils down, take your grunt-o-meters down, the fashion police, put everything away and just watch the match, you know, from just the fans' perspective. I seriously think that the quality of the match today was great."
    -- Maria Sharapova lecturing the media after losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne at the Australian Open.
     
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    I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky.
    - Serena Williams
     
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    "Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire."...Andy Roddick:eek:
     
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    "you're an abortion" - Jimmy Connors
     
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    "I let my racket so the talking". John McEnroe (I think) could be misattributing here.
     
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    Pete Sampras said that.
     
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    “When I go out to play, I still believe I’m as good as anyone out there. I don’t have to prove anyone wrong. I know what I’ve done and how well I can play.”

    -- Rusty [not Shackleford:D]
     
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    @Rusty Shackleford would agree that you speak of the elder Toecutter and not him.:D
     
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    YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS CHALK FLEW UP

    Answer my QUESTION THE QUESTION JERK
     
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    Mrs. Laver once told an interviewer she knew Rod was playing well when he had his "happy feet," alluding to the non-stop constant movement and shuffling of his feet on court.
     
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    "How many times???"...JJ, AO'13!
     
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  16. Rusty Shackleford

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    Oh, you can believe that. :D

    I think I'm around 0.4 Sureshs at the moment. Barely the minimum to dissuade LeeD from accepting a free trip to San Diego. ;)
     
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    If @Rusty Shackleford like this, I'll go one better in a minute!
     
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    3 of the best...

    "When I was a small child I would run around my garden making shadow forehand swings in an effort to be like my hero Arvind Parmar - Roger Federer 2009

    When asked by a reporter what he got Kim for her birthday "Nothing, she already has the best present, she has Andy Murray" - Andy Murray 2010

    "I stay out too late, Got nothing in my brain, That's what people say, mmm-mmm" - Rafael Nadal 2014
     
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    I'm definitely a very talented player - Roger Federer

     
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    Have vaguely heard of this guy Arvind Parmar. I first thought it was Arnold Palmer
     
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    Rogi makes it sound like Parmar is quite older but he's only 3 years Fed's senior.
     
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    "Nobody asked him to come to the net."

    Lendl after drilling McEnroe after he did what nobody asked him to do.
     
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    "Watch the match instead of putting gel in your hair."...Fabio Fognini to chair umpire James Keothavong, Wimby'14.
     
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    "When I was a kid I wanted to be a soccer player, I would run around the streets in my Everton shirt trying to be like my idol Kevin Kilbane" - Novak Djokovic 2013
     
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    I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.

    -- Roger Federer
     
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    "He moves like a whisper and executes like a wrecking ball." Nick Bollettieri on SexiRogi.
     
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    Winning never grows old - RF
     
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    Class + Grace + Humble = Rafael Nadal
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    when kefelnikov complained about the prize money of a tournament, here i think it was, and from memory it was $200 000, agassi responded in the press conference...

    “My feelings are he [Yevgeny Kafelnikov] should take his prize money when he is done here and go and buy some perspective.”
     
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    "A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems."
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    "The difference of great players is at certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less."
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    "I'm not lucky. If I play another player, even if I don't play really good, I think I can win."
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    "That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try to find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis- that's what I can be proud of."
    Lleyton Hewitt

    "So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside in you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way."
    John Newcombe

    "I let my racket do the talking."
    John McEnroe (at least according to the placards where I play tennis)
     
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    You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none.
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    "Hey I'm just an ordinary recreational player and don't deserve such compliments, though more than one person has told me I'm as smooth as Federer."...Sureshs 08/24/15
     
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    "It was like watching Dolgopolov, except that it all made sense"- Mikhail Youzhny on Evgeny Donskoy
     
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    "...and let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row." -Vitas Gerulaitus
     
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    "The fact is that there are a hell of a lot of guys out there who give their heart and soul every time they go out on the court... It would be cool if a lot more was focused on that."

    --Andy Roddick
     
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    "Forbidden for you to miss three forehands in a row on a practice session when that's the only thing you need to think about. What will happen in a match where you have all these emotions of fear, anxiety, will to win..."

    -- Janko Tipsarevic
     
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    ''Why have I started playing tennis? Because I just like it.''
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