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|I'd like to think that in order to beat me a
person would have to play almost perfect tennis.
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.
What a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems
to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play
crosses the net as frequently as the ball.
James Matthew Barrie
Good shot, bad luck, and hell are the five basic words to
be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can
be slightly amplified.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good
I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.
An otherwise happily married couple may turn a mixed doubles
game into a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
When the Williams sisters play tennis, it gets pretty hot.
When they start grunting, I'm in.
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't
allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt,
I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
Billie Jean King
Tennis belongs to the individualistic past - a hero, or at
most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.
When I play, I feel like in a theatre, why should I look
ugly then, because I'm a tennis player?
I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between
two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as
Love is nothing in tennis, but in life it's everything.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that
and nothing else.
Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man
will not let him go.
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
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
The serve was invented so that the net could play.
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
Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher
the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.
Why has slamming a ball with a racquet become so obsessive
a pleasure for so many of us? It seems clear to me that a
primary attraction of the sport is the opportunity it gives
to release aggression physically without being arrested for
I hate to lose more than I love to win.
But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer.
While being taught a two-handed backhand
Tennis begins with love.
The primary conception of tennis is to get the ball over
the net and at the same time to keep it within bounds of the
court; failing this, within the borders of the neighborhood.
The cunning competitor plays on the other party's guilt.
Continuously praise your opponent's shots, and you'll notice
how he begins to press. Self-beratement also serves to balance
a guilty conscience for being successful and makes your opponent
disturbed for upsetting you so. If on occasion you call one
of your opponent's "out" shots "in," then
later on you can innocently call an "in" shot "out"
on a crucial play. Practice saying "Good try," sincerely;
then you can call a lot of close shots "out" and
get away with it.
Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork,
footwork and hair-trigger reflexes. Many of the players famed
for quickness on court would finish dead last in a field of
schoolgirls in a race over any distance more than ten yards.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like
ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
In tennis the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks
to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe.
It's difficult for most people to imagine the creative process
in tennis. Seemingly it's just an athletic matter of hitting
the ball consistently well within the boundaries of the court.
That analysis is just as specious as thinking that the difficulty
in portraying King Lear on stage is learning all the lines.
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
On Roger Federer.
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