Tennis Quotes

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Tennis Player Quotes:

  Andre Agassi
  Tracy Austin
  Victoria Azarenka
  Marion Bartoli
  Boris Becker
  Nick Bollettieri
  Bjorn Borg
  Mary Carillo
  Pat Cash
  Michael Chang
  Kim Clijster
  Jimmy Connors
  Jim Courier
  Lindsay Davenport
  Novak Djokovic
  Chris Evert
  Roger Federer
  Brad Gilbert
  Daniela Hantuchova
  Justine Henin
  Tim Henman
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Martina Hingis
  John Isner
  Ana Ivanovic
  Jelena Jankovic
  Andrea Jaeger
  Angelique Kerber
  Billie Jean King
  Anna Kournikova
  Amelie Mauresmo
  John McEnroe
  Andrei Medvedev
  Andy Murray
  Rafael Nadal
  Martina Navratilova
  John Newcombe
  Andy Roddick
  Patrick Rafter
  Marat Safin
  Pete Sampras
  Maria Sharapova
  Stan Smith
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  Stan Wawrinka
  Mats Wilander
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
  Helen Wills

John Newcombe Quotes

John Newcombe
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2010 )

"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 realized that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way."
John Newcombe
February 16, 2006: "There was kind of a code that you had as an Australian that you never left the court losing unless you had blood all over you. That's the sort of toughness you need to compete on the world stage, and I feel that our kids today just don't have it.”
John Newcombe, a 1960s-‘70s champion and former Australian Davis Cup captain.
1991: "Grass is the best of all surfaces because it changes from day to day. The variations in bounce from day one of Wimbledon to the men's final is extraordinary. To succeed on grass, players have to learn to outwit their opponents as well as handle the conditions."

John Newcombe, three-time singles and six-time Wimbledon doubles champion, in Pro-Tennis magazine in 1991.
1971: "I'm going to go fill this bowl up and get drunk."

John Newcombe, the 1971 Wimbledon champion, after Princess Marina had presented him with the silver bowl and asked him, "Now what are you going to do?"

Roger Federer

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