John McEnroe Quotes


36 John McEnroe quotes:



"I'll let the racket do the talking."
"I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety."
"I believe there's only one autobiography you can do."
"When I had Roddick on the Davis Cup team as a practice player, you could tell right away the guy was going to be a top 10, top 5 player."
"Because in order to be successful with someone you've got to spend time with that person. You can't sort of just show up one week a year."
"But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they're fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time."
"Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people."
"I believe, for example, there should be senior singles events at the majors. That's something you've got to go around to work to be supportive."
"I had a similar year back in 1984 when I felt like I couldn't lose."
"I haven't seen a professional player come out of New York in over 20 years since my brother Patrick came out. Blake spent a few years in Harlem, but he moved to Connecticut when he was a kid."
"I'd like to think I could have and should have won more, but that's not the point. And I was at the point where I was playing great tennis in the mid 80s - the type of tennis people hadn't seen before - and I was very proud of that."
"If Roger stopped right now and never won another match, to me he'd already be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. To me, he's the greatest all around talent that I've ever seen."
"It means a lot to be back in New York. Particularly since one of the last senior event scheduled in the States was supposed to be here in New York. We were supposed to play in Central Park right after 9-11 and when 9-11 happened obviously things changed."
"Let's put it this way: I was proud of the effort I put into the book and of the success it had, but I'm in no hurry to do another book."
"There's more shot-making, there's less of an ability before there was more shot-making because I think that guys didn't hit the ball as hard."
"There's something deeply satisfying when it succeeds, but I'm not going to do another book just to put my name on something and make some money if it's not something I deeply care about."
"Things slow down, the ball seems a lot bigger and you feel like you have more time. Everything computes - you have options, but you always take the right one."
"This taught me a lesson, but I'm not sure what it is."
"To be involved in a senior tournament back in the States is very satisfying."
"Well I think that's probably one of a few, where I grew up in the City of New York, it's got a lot of energy, my parents are Irish-American so there was a bit of yelling going on in my house but it seemed normal."



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