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

It was an art and act I came to perfect. It was part of my armoury. I felt if my opponent didn't know what I was thinking then I was invincible.
Bjorn Borg

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose, is the respect for the others.
Steffi Graf

Training the body to obey the mind as I have done differs from the more conventional method of getting the mind to obey the body.
Chris Evert

There is nothing I wouldn't do on court in order to win.
Boris Becker

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

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
Martina Navratilova

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
Martina Navratilova

I'll let the racket do the talking.
John McEnroe

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

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
Roger Kahn

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.
Mitch Hedberg

Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.
Vitas Gerulaitis

I fear no one, but respect everyone.
Roger Federer

I hate to lose more than I love to win.
Jimmy Connors

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life.
Arthur Ashe

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe

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

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
Andre Agassi

A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.
Billie Jean King

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Hugo L. Black

I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.
Yannick Noah

Succesul este o calatorie, nu o destinatie. A actiona este adesea mai important decat rezultatul.
Arthur Ashe