Ten Funny Tennis Quotes

ThomasSenior Writer IOctober 10, 2008

Tennis is a game unlike golf. In golf, you want to kill yourself; in tennis, you want to kill the other player. Here are ten funny quotes that explain tennis.


1. To err is human. To put the blame on someone else is doubles. - Anonymous

2. In tennis, the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe. - Elliot Chaze

3. These ball boys are marvelous. You don't even notice them. There's a left-handed one over there. I noticed him earlier. - Max Robertson

4. 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. - Nat Hentoff

5. I listen to him most of the time, some of the time I switch off. - Andy Murray on his coach, Brad Gilbert

6I had a feeling today that Venus Williams would either win or lose. - Martina Navratilova

7. I'd rather be No. 2 in Chile and No. 1 in the world. - Nicolas Massu

8. She comes from a tennis playing family. Her father's a dentist. - BBC 2

9. The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. - Mitch Hedberg

10. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row. - Vitas Gerulaitis, on finally beating Jimmy Connors