French Athlete Quotes

197 French Athlete quotes:

"I think our strength is this strong relationship we have all together."
"If you lived the doubles, as I did, which was very stressful, you are sitting down in a chair experiencing a match without being able to hold a racquet in your hands."
"If you win, fine, if you don't, you try again next year."
"It's a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough."
"It's better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa."
"More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best - when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted."
"Suddenly in the end when it's over, you feel a big weight on your shoulders. That's the role of the captain. Unfortunately, it's sometimes like that in sport."
"The bathroom break isn't that big a deal, but I have seen guys taking injury time-outs for shoulder injuries, ankles, everything, and it's too much."
"There are some guys you have problems beating because of their style - I always had difficulties with guys like Michael Chang and Andre Agassi because their returns were so good and they played so well in defence."
"To be a professional tennis player you need to put in these sort of hours."
"When we want to reach a dream for the second time, you want it to come true, when you try so hard, you are so close to achieving it, it makes things very difficult to live with afterwards."
"When you are a professional sportsman all the guys are great competitors in the top 50."
"When you are very little tennis should be fun, it should be a game."
"When you get to 15 or 16 and you are the best in your area or your country, you need to play twice a day for five or six days a week."
"You can be a little lonely because it's an individual sport."
"You should just enjoy it, but as soon as you decide that it is going to be your career, no matter whether you want to be a doctor or an architect or anything else, you need to work 5 hours a day."
"English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens."
"Football will always be my foremost passion."
"I am feeling razor-sharp. Training sessions are really good. I feel that I am in peak condition. I know that I am ready for action."
"I am hoping to film another ad in the summer for Carte Noire."

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