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    Favorite Tennis Related Quotes

    Please share some of your tennis related quotes in this thread. Quotes either about tennis or quotes from people involved in the tennis industry (pro players, coaches, etc).

    If you have a general quote not related to tennis that you want to share, we have another thread for favorite general quotes at http://www.tennisw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6389

    Here's a quote to get us started:

    "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
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    "Ladies, here's a hint. If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed." ~Billie Jean King
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    "Ladies, here's a hint. If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed." ~Billie Jean King
    lol, she didnt say that!?

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    THAT is funny.

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    "But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer."
    Billy Carter while being taught the two-handed backhand

    "In tennis the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe."
    Elliot Chaze


    "The serve was invented so that the net could play."
    Bill Cosby

    "Though your game is hardly the best you can fray your opponent's nerves by methodically bouncing the ball at least ten times before your serves."
    Arnold J. Zarett (Djokovic must have heard this one before)

    Tennis players have fuzzy balls
    (saw this on a t-shirt)

    Golfer's may have stiff shafts but Tennis players have fuzzy balls.
    (another t-shirt)

    Upon gaining a wildcard bid to the US Open Tennis Championships: That’s great - I’m only seven wins away from my first grand slam title.
    - Justin Gimelstob

    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

    First to the net, first to the pub.
    - Patrick Rafter

    when asked how it felt when mikhail youzhny won russia the davis cup in the decisive rubber, safin responded, "It feels better than sex."

    "Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row." (Vitas Gerulaitis, on finally beating Jimmy Connors, or was it Borg? and my personal favorite, seriously it's even on my facebook page)

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    WOOH-HOO-WOOH!
    I don't even get that.
    I mean what do the double d's have to do with volleys?
    Eh, Beats me why she'd give that advice to anyone.
    And, I've never come across a tennis player with big ones.
    Meh.

    Anyway favorite quote is,
    You only live once, but you can serve twice.
    Makes no sense,
    but it sound's.. interesting.

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    Be a fighter, do not be a quitter

    Only the end of the match can stop you figuring out what to do

    It is easier to attack than to defend

    Hit it as hard as you can control

    Stcik to the tactic you are winning with

    Tennis is like a chess where player has to run

    When you do not know what to do hit the ball where it came from

    Be actor not reactor

    Working up an opening from backcourt before taking the offensive

    Controlled agresiveness

    Sing a song

    When going gets tough, tough gets going

    It is all in the state of mind

    Competition breeds excellence

    There is not substitute for match play

    Everybody needs to be driven, everybody needs ambition

    Exceptiomal talent is a requisite in every sport

    Give your best no matter what

    Compete within yourself

    Persistance, patience, practice

    Tennis is relentness pursuit of the ideal contact point

    regarding patience, it is said that the road to success runs uphill;so do not expect to break any speed records

    the dedicated coach never knows enough or stops learning

    Concentration comes naturally when we are doing what we enjoy

    You want to win the point;you do not want your opponent to lose it

    Learning takes time, and not just passage of time, but the time spent in thoughtful and meaningful practice.

    Work on your game so you can make your game work for you in competitive play.


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    In Depth Description of Bringing a Child Up a Competitive Ladder with Advices and Recommendations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawn Tennis View Post
    lol, she didnt say that!?
    It's posted hundreds of times around the net and each time I've seen the quote it is attributed to Billy Jean King. I don't know when or where she said it nor have I personally seen any video where she said it. All I know is that she gets credit for that quote nearly everywhere.

    Yeah, it is quite funny.
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    Waıt ısnt Mıchael Jacksons song called Bılly Jean based on her?

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    Wait i must have jinxed micaheal jackson. Oh my god could i have been the possible reason he died?
    Oh no! =o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robyna View Post
    Wait i must have jinxed micaheal jackson. Oh my god could i have been the possible reason he died?
    Oh no! =o
    lol

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    first, robyna have you seen serena williams....well yeah second i honestly just played a kid who bounced the ball like 15 times before his serve it made me angry and he probly got a game off of it didnt really matter though cause i still won 1 and 0 but its really frusterating

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    Yeah.. I have. And yes I understand. Wow, it all makes sense. I feel like I've discovered the Davinci Code or something.

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