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It's one-on-one out there, man. There ain't no hiding. I can't pass the ball.
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Pete Sampras Quotes

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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.
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Theodor Saretsky Quotes

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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.
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Billie Jean King Quotes

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But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer.
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Billy Carter Quotes

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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.
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Richard Evans Quotes

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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 felonious assault.
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Nat Hentoff Quotes

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I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.
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Yannick Noah Quotes

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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.
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James Matthew Barrie Quotes

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A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.
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Billie Jean King Quotes

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Tennis begins with love.
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