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When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis.
Roger Federer life
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Billie Jean King sin
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Arthur Ashe hate
I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
Andre Agassi challenge
My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
Tracy Austin
My grandmother is the person who inspires me the most.
Victoria Azarenka mother
It was a confusing time in my life, a really bad day at the office.
Boris Becker life
It's always hard to find the best friends in the locker room because we are all competing against each other - but the real friends you are going to definitely find off the court because we are competitors in between.
Tomas Berdych friends
I once rode a motorcycle across Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco!
Cara Black
Dubstep has everything for me. Rhythm, sound design, heartfelt emotion - all in one place.
James Blake art
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Bjorn Borg man
Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity.
Jennifer Capriati life
There's a lot of heartache because you don't always win. You need loads of determination.
Pat Cash art
I see tendencies, I see body language.
Michael Chang language
These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again.
Kim Clijsters motivation
I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That's what I'm most proud of. I can't go win Wimbledon anymore, so if what I've done in the past is not good enough, let it go. Because I'm certainly not sitting around thinking about it.
Jimmy Connors time
I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there's a little bit more of a start and finish line.
Jim Courier art
I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week.
Margaret Smith Court life
Some times you lose more than you win. It's about handling losses and trying to turn them into positives. You get out into the big leagues and there's a period of adjustment to be made. You've got to handle it.
Lindsay Davenport time
It's interesting that I had such a close relationship with my grandfather. Because your parents always judge you: they say, 'You shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that.' But with your grandparents you have a feeling that you can say anything or you can do anything, and they will support you. That's why you have this kind of connection.
Novak Djokovic relationship
You lose some, you win some. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Stefan Edberg you
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.
Chris Evert life
I always try and do my best and put out the best and find the best in me, as well. But I'm not thinking about it beforehand.
David Ferrer thinking
I'm visiting my high school. Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate.
Daniela Hantuchova school
Oh, I get pretty fired up on the court. I try to play with a lot of emotion, especially when I'm playing in front of a large crowd. I want to go out and do my best, and to do that, I have to play with the most energy possible.
Lleyton Hewitt emotion
I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
Martina Hingis peace
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.
John McEnroe time
Just go out there and do what youve got to do.
Martina Navratilova you
Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!
Anna Kournikova people
I may have exaggerated a bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs.
Richard Krajicek women
The next point - thats all you must think about.
Rod Laver you
Once you win, you have no doubt that you can win. So you have gone through it once, and you can do it again.
Ivan Lendl doubt
It took me time to adjust and to realise it was not going to happen like it did in the juniors.
Amelie Mauresmo time
My comeback was not about winning or losing; it was about the feeling of being able to compete at top level again.
Thomas Muster sin
I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.
Li Na family
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
Rafael Nadal joy
Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court. It is tough to control. It is a mistake.
David Nalbandian time
I havent reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
Ilie Nastase sin
So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside 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 positive
I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
Yannick Noah believe
I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didnt want to copy anybodys style.
Jana Novotna art
I love taking challenges, as my name Leander means lions heart.
Leander Paes love
Sometimes things arent clear right away. Thats where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.
Mary Pierce time
When people are coming to Krakow and we show them how and where we practice, they are like, Seriously? Are you kidding me? But were always saying that what matters about the courts - the lines, the nets - are the same. Im practicing in Poland even when I dont have good facilities.
Agnieszka Radwanska people
Im not going to be a ten or twelve grand-slam winner. Its not going to happen.
Patrick Rafter win
Most players who play tennis love the game. But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and dont feel Ive done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling.
Andy Roddick love
Im having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
Gabriela Sabatini time
Ive had good times and bad times. Thats me. Thats how I am.
Marat Safin time
I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles.
Pete Sampras want
Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again.
Monica Seles living
Its easy to impress me. I dont need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. Im happy. Im satisfied. Im content.
Maria Sharapova art
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.
Stanislas Wawrinka work
Ive had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
Serena Williams life
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.
Venus Williams people
I never give up. Doesnt matter what the score is.
Caroline Wozniacki