Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Leelord337, Dec 11, 2007.
"Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice." -Federer
I heard that one.
I bookmarked a page a while ago with a ton of them.
"I would so like to be Lenny Kravitz."
-- Roger Federer.
tennis-x has a whole section of them.
"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
"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.
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
"Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire."...Andy Roddick
"you're an abortion" - Jimmy Connors
"I let my racket so the talking". John McEnroe (I think) could be misattributing here.
Pete Sampras said that.
“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]
@Rusty Shackleford would agree that you speak of the elder Toecutter and not him.
YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS CHALK FLEW UP
Answer my QUESTION THE QUESTION JERK
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.
"How many times???"...JJ, AO'13!
Oh, you can believe that.
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.
If @Rusty Shackleford like this, I'll go one better in a minute!
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
I'm definitely a very talented player - Roger Federer
Have vaguely heard of this guy Arvind Parmar. I first thought it was Arnold Palmer
Rogi makes it sound like Parmar is quite older but he's only 3 years Fed's senior.
"Nobody asked him to come to the net."
Lendl after drilling McEnroe after he did what nobody asked him to do.
"Watch the match instead of putting gel in your hair."...Fabio Fognini to chair umpire James Keothavong, Wimby'14.
"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
I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.
-- Roger Federer
"Here comes the hot stepper, I'm the lyrical gangster, excuse me mister officer, still love you like that" - Nick Kyrgios 2015
"He moves like a whisper and executes like a wrecking ball." Nick Bollettieri on SexiRogi.
Winning never grows old - RF
Class + Grace + Humble = Rafael Nadal
-- Swooshbuckling advert
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.”
"A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems."
"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."
"I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play."
"Everything is possible in this life..."
"When you start with nothing, come from nothing, it makes you hungry. I am proud of where I came from and I know what I want. I want to win."
"You don't think about anything because you just truth play every game, every point. It you get some chance, you trysts take this chance. "
"I never look back, I look forward."
"The greatest part about tennis is you can't run out the clock... As long as we're still playing I had a chance".
"You've got to take the initiative and play our game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."
"I'm not lucky. If I play another player, even if I don't play really good, I think I can win."
"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."
"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."
"I let my racket do the talking."
John McEnroe (at least according to the placards where I play tennis)
You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none.
"There's a lot of brothers out there flakin' and perpetratin, but scared to kick reality. Man, you've been doing all this dope producing. You had a chance to show 'em what time it is... So, what you want me to do?" - David Ferrer 2011
"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
"It was like watching Dolgopolov, except that it all made sense"- Mikhail Youzhny on Evgeny Donskoy
"...and let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row." -Vitas Gerulaitus
"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."
"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
"That's why they came. That's what they want." - Jimmy Connors '91 US Open.
''Why have I started playing tennis? Because I just like it.''
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