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Top 10 Tennis Quotes Of All Time

Top 10 Tennis Quotes Of All Time

Tennis as a sport originated in France in the 12th century when it was played by striking a ball with the palm. The game has changed over the years and racquets were added in the 16th century. The French word “tenez,” which means “take notice” or “receive,” is said to be the source of the English word “tennis.” Tennis was first played without established regulations and frequently on courts of varying sizes with varying numbers of players. The first tennis club and the first set of codified regulations weren’t created until the late 1800s. Wimbledon hosted the world’s first official tennis competition in 1877, and it continues to be one of the sport’s most esteemed events to this day. In today’s article, we are going to talk about Top 10 Tennis Quotes Of All Time.

Facts about Tennis

Tennis can be played in pairs with two players on each side or against a single opponent alone (singles) (doubles). The game’s goal is to get the ball over the net and into the other team’s side of the court. Each player or team is given a side of the court. The first individual or team to score four points in a row wins the match. Points are granted whenever an opponent fails to return the ball within the court’s limits. The usual format for a match is the best of three or five sets, with many game. Some of the most prestigious tennis tournaments include the Grand Slam events: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.

As great as the game is, it is also a motivator of the biggest genre. Here are the top 10 tennis quotes of all time that are good for a person in almost every aspect of daily life.

Top 10 tennis quotes of all time

Here’s a list of the top 10 tennis quotes from all-time tennis legends.

  • Martina Navratilova

“The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.”

  • Serena Williams

“I can’t become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I’ll be like, “Oh, I’ve won Wimbledon, I’ve won the U.S. Open. Now can I relax.” But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me.”

  • Richard Evans

“Tennis is not a gentle game. Psychologically, it is vicious. That people are only just beginning to come to terms with this fact illustrates just how big a con trick has been perpetrated on the non-playing tennis public – and even a few players, usually losing players – for decades.”

  • Andre Agassi

“Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love – the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.”

  • Roger Federer

“I told myself to play free. You play the ball. You don’t play the opponent. Be free in your head. Be free in your shots. Go for it. The brave will be rewarded here.”

  • John Mcnroe

“What is the single most important quality of a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”

  • Billie Jean King

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.

  • Venus Williams

“Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”

  • Bjorn Borg

As tennis players, we work and we sacrifice many things. To lose, that’s not a happy thing – I mean sure, I was disappointed. You have to come back strong. But to win the last point in a grand slam tournament, that’s the most beautiful and most satisfying feeling you can get as a tennis player. It’s worth it.

  • Rafael Nadal

“I’m not the best player in the history of tennis. I think I’m amongst the best. That’s true. That’s enough for me.”

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