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  Andy Roddick
  Patrick Rafter
  Marat Safin
  Pete Sampras
  Maria Sharapova
  Stan Smith
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  Stan Wawrinka
  Mats Wilander
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
  Helen Wills

Arthur Ashe Quotes



Arthur Ashe
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©1975 )



1987: "The top players in any endeavor must show leadership. But we don't have any leaders among the top men players. There aren't any. None. Zero. Zip. They are all out for themselves and they don't give a damn about player No. 90. They don't realize that unless player No. 90 thinks he's got a shot at it, the whole game is going to shrink. This sport doesn't have municipal loyalties like baseball, where local passions run high."

- Arthur Ashe, former champion, ATP president, and Davis Cup captain, in World Tennis.

1975: "I swear, every time I passed Connors in the locker room today, it took all my will power not to punch him in the mouth. It's sickening. He and Riordan could be such a good part of tennis, but will they only be satisfied when they have wrecked the whole game?"

- What Arthur Ashe, a stalwart of the ATP players' union, wrote in his diary about Bill Riordan and Connors who had sued Donald Dell and Jack Kramer, the lawyer for and director of the ATP. From Ashe's 1975 book, Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion.





Roger Federer

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