Top tennis quotes

Updated: 28 June 2008 09:48 IST

Here are a selection of some of the best quotes from post-match interviews during Wimbledon 2007.

Here are a selection of some of the best quotes from post-match interviews during Wimbledon 2007.

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility. -- Billie Jean King

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

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. -- Martina Navratilova

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it. -- Jimmy Connors

I don't know if Wimbledon's seen anything like it. I don't know if they will again. But it was just - it was electric. The Aussie crowd, I'm really proud of them, the way they conducted themselves. You know they're great losers, as well.
-- Patrick Rafter quotes

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. -- Serena Williams

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up. -- Jimmy Carter

It's toppers and tails for Ascot. Boaters and bow ties for Henley. And anything goes for Wimbledon. - David Winder

Him or Becker, Edberg. They were my heroes when I was growing up. Put Bjorn ahead of them, I don't know if I could. I was watching Becker and Edberg playing a lot when I was growing up. But Borg probably, yeah, of all time, that would be a nice match to have played. -- Roger Federer is asked if Bjorn Borg would be his dream Wimbledon final opponent.

I am a good loser. I accept the loss very well. And, well, the loss doesn't affect me more than some hours. After that I forget and I am hundred per cent fine. But, well, first moment, especially losing in the fifth set, it's not easy. -- Rafael Nadal after losing the Men's Singles final

Wimbledon grass is much slower than it used to be, that's for sure. The baseline players have much more success than the serve volley players in the last, I don't know, five to ten years. - Novak Djokovic on the grass at Wimbledon.

It's another lost opportunity at Wimbledon. I don't know if I really need to spell it out for all of you. I'd love to make you try to understand what it feels like in the pit of your stomach right now, but I don't know if I can do that. I don't know if I'm articulate enough to really put that into words for you. -- Andy Roddick after losing to Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals.

I wasn't thinking about the final at the beginning of the tournament. I was just thinking about the first round, which was pretty tough. It just seems like ages ago now, especially with all the rain. With all the conditions this year, the rain and the wind, I feel like I had to play some of my best tennis to get through that against some great players so it's very exciting. -- Venus Williams after her semi-final win.

It's been about half and half so far tonight. -- Jamie Murray after winning the Mixed Doubles title and being asked if this will stop everyone asking him about his brother, Andy.

It's so weird. We're so close. We have complete opposite personalities almost. I guess it works well. Geminis and Libras are like a perfect match. That's what I credit it to. -- Serena Williams on why she is so close to her sister.

Are you asking me if after I lost I could have played better? Yes. That's usually the case. I don't think I've ever come off a court with a loss saying I played the best match of my life. So yes, there's room for improvement. There always is when I lose. -- Jamie Blake is blunt after losing to Juan Carlos Ferrero [9] 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6.

There's a lot of losses in people's careers. The general public don't see that outside the Grand Slams. They're not really aware that there's 30 other tournaments you play throughout the year and you lose every week. Unless you're Roger Federer you lose every week or you're losing 30, 40 matches a year minimum probably for most people. So it's a big up and down sort of lifestyle that you have in tennis. The highs are generally great, but there's a lot of lows certainly at the level that I was. I was top 50 at one stage, but there's a lot of losses that go along with the wins. -- Wayne Arthurs reflects on a life in tennis after his final game at Wimbledon, a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to Jonas Bjorkman.

I don't have to pay for another week for my house rental, which is great. -- Tommy Haas is asked if there is an upside to an injury that forced him to quit the tournament.

I spoke to Duran Duran in London. We're planning to have concerts around Europe. -- Novak Djokovic is asked about his singing career after a bout of karaoke at the French Open.


Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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