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Twenty Top Tennis Quotes from the Grand Slam Champions

Updated on June 29, 2014


Grand Slam Winners

Not all tennis players can be Grand Slam winners.It takes a special player to win Wimbledon and the US Open, as well as the French and Australian Open titles.

Roger Federer is the most recent player to win all four Grand Slam titles, and only a few players have managed this. Here are some top quotes from the great Championship winners past and present.

Twenty Champions Quotes

Borg's won Wimbledon four straight times and out there he has just lost an 18-16 tie breaker. You'd think maybe once he'd let up and say forget it. But oh, no way. John McEnroe.

Losing is not my enemy..fear of losing is my enemy. Rafeal Nadal.

At Wimbledon, the ladies are simply the candles on the cake. John Newcombe.

I don't care now if I ever win a match in my life again. Whatever I do in my life, wherever I go, I'm going to be always Wimbledon champion.Goran Ivanisevic.

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Arthur Ashe

Tennis has to be very careful.Not everyone is a computer, it is very good we have John McEnroe. I hope we have a couple more.Boris Becker.

He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life. I've seen a lot of people play. I've seen the Lavers, I played against some of the great players-the Samprases, Beckers, Connors, Borgs, you name it. This guy could be the greatest of all time. That, to me, says it all. He's probably the greatest player that ever lived. He can beat half the guys with his eyes closed! John McEnroe on Roger Federer.

Ivan Lendl's never going to be a great player on grass. The only time he comes to the net is to shake your hand. Goran Ivanisevic.

That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of. Lleyton Hewitt.

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. Stan Smith

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Champions Quotes

I often surprise myself. You can't plan some shots that go in, not unless you're on marijuana, and the only grass I'm partial to is Wimbledon's. Rod Laver.

In the fourth and fith sets I won all the big points, every single one. I don't know how ,but at Wimbledon I always win these big points.It's very strange. Bjorn Borg

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; "champion" was good enough for me.Fred Perry

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

I felt better being in the background. That's the way I like it. Stefan Edberg

That is not something I'm really aiming for, to break somebody's record on Grand Slams. If it happens, it's extraordinary. But if it doesn't I still believe I'm having a good career so far, still far away from actually hanging up the racquet against the wall and walking away from tennis. Roger Federer.

The fifth set is not about tennis, it's about nerves.Boris Becker.

It would be great to give back to this city and its youth brigade important lessons that will help them become future champions. I look forward to this opportunity.Pat Cash.

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

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. Arthur Ashe.

It's like love. When you look too hard, you don't find it. When you let it happen naturally, it comes.Marat Safin.


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      Ankush Kohli 6 years ago from India

      Great Quotes from the legends here

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      Hot Tennis Players 6 years ago

      J-Mc is priceless! :p