Jim Courier Quotes.
The reason I didn’t take the baseball route is because they don’t have rankings for baseball players.
One of NadalвЂ™s strengths is that heвЂ™s so humble, that heвЂ™s surprised at what he has achieved, and that he has never bought into his greatness.
Tennis is more than just shots. It’s about being clutch and beating the people on the other side of the net.
I will do everything in my power to make sure people are aware that our team is out there fighting the good fight for the tennis fans of the United States.
Us going out there and performing our best. That’s how I define success. I’m not going to define it for us by the wins and the losses as much as by the effort and how we handle ourselves.
Many books have been written about what the X-factor is, what separates people who win big matches versus those who struggle. Some of it’s innate, but there’s a piece of it that’s learned, embracing those moments.
I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there’s a little bit more of a start and finish line.
Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
Even the poor can be fat in the U.S.
People handle stress in different ways.
It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete.
You’d have to think that if he’d been around today, Rod Laver would have been Rod Laver.
I think there’s no reason the Davis Cup couldn’t be as powerful and popular and profitable as any of the four majors are today, given some changes.
The airplane has had a big impact on my life.
If I had to choose one man to play for my life, it would be Nadal.
Focusing on one thing can be tough, and people with fewer options are more apt to concentrate on what they’re doing. There’s probably something to hunger.
I’ve been lucky enough to primarily work for myself over the years.
There’s a reason why Federer and Nadal are so gracious when they lose. They sleep well at night knowing that they’ve given their best.
Fear is an interesting energy that we all have to face. Some people step up and aren’t afraid but still come up short. And some would rather cop out: “My shoulder hurts” or “I didn’t give it my all.” They can sleep at night.
I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they’re guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I’m feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what’s going on.
It’s hard for anyone in the 24-hour news cycles that we all live in now to follow something that the first round is played in March and the final finishes in December. I understand the challenges there.
I knew I was the second-best tennis player in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the United States of America when I was 12 years old and I couldn’t tell you what I was in baseball, but I liked my chances in tennis of getting a scholarship to college.
Unbelievable, yet, what else could it be?
The dumber you are on court, the better you’re going to play.
It does take a great hunger to be successful at anything.