Tennis Quotes

Inspirational Tennis Quotes for Athletes

As a Tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.

- Stan Wawrinka
14
I let my racquet do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.

- Pete Sampras
6
Freed from the thoughts of winning, I instantly play better. I stop thinking, start feeling. My shots become a half-second quicker, my decisions become the product of instinct rather than logic.

- Andre Agassi
5
Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it's not the only thing. I'm not going to play forever.

- Novak Djokovic
5
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.

- Althea Gibson
4
I never knew I was grunting, it was just part of my strokes.

- Monica Seles
4
All I cared about in tennis was winning.

- Pete Sampras
3
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.

- Mitch Hedberg
3
Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let go.

- Russell Lynes
3
I hate to lose more than I love to win.

- Jimmy Connors
2
For me losing a tennis match isn't a failure, it's research.

- Billie Jean King
9
Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible.

- Jennifer Capriati
5
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.

- Boris Becker
5
I do doubles on Monday and Thursday, take Wednesday off or do easy cardio, do doubles on Thursday and Friday, and the weekend I just get outside and get active - jog or bike ride, or play tennis with my mom.

- Mikaela Shiffrin
4
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
4
You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

- Chris Evert
4
I've stayed calm when I'm winning and I've stayed calm when I've lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can't celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you're losing, as in a few days you'll be in the next tournament and you'll have to be ready with that.

- Rafael Nadal
3
I play each point like my life depends on it.

- Rafael Nadal
3
Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.

- John McEnroe
2
I want my tennis to speak for everything.

- Maria Sharapova
2