10 Hilarious Tennis Quotes That Will Have You in Stitches

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentDecember 7, 2011

10 Hilarious Tennis Quotes That Will Have You in Stitches

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    What endears tennis players to fans is personality. 

    Generally the most quotable tennis players are the ones with a vibrant and outspoken personality. 

    These are players journalists rush to hoping for a sound bite as opposed to a dull and neutral response.

    Here are 10 hilarious tennis quotes that will have you in stitches.  

    Feel free to comment below with other funny quotes that aren't on this list. 

Vitas Gerulaitis

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    Having lost 16 times in a row to Jimmy Connors, Vitas Gerulaitis finally triumphed and offered his reason as to why he didn't lose:

    "Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."

Goran Ivanišević

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    Goran Ivanišević voiced his displeasure on being left of the ATP player's guide:

    "They’ve lost my page. Somebody ripped it out. But I’m the main sponsor for the tour! I’m the guy who paid the most fines, so they should give me respect. There should be a page saying 'This is the guy who paid the most fines.'" 


Harry Carpenter

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    Harry Carpenter making perfect sense:

    "It's quite clear that Virginia Wade is thriving on the pressure now that the pressure on her to do well is off."

Pat Cash

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    Pat Cash's train of thought disconnecting:

    "Lleyton Hewitt. His two greatest strengths are his legs, his speed, his agility and his competitiveness."

Mitch Hedberg

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    Comedian Mitch Hedberg finding faults with playing recreational tennis:

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

Nicolas Massu

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    Then-Chilean No.1 Nicolas Massu giving us a reason why he should care about his numbers:

    "I'd rather be No. 2 in Chile and No. 1 in the world. I don't care about numbers right now."

Mel Purcell

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    Mel Purcell outlining how he would dethrone Ivan Lendl:

    "Sure, on a given day I could beat him. But it would have to be a day he had food poisoning."

    Maybe Purcell should have tried the underarm serve and hitting moon balls a la Michael Chang.  

Goran Ivanišević

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    Goran Ivanišević explaining his inconsistency: 

    "The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself."

    This was on show during the 2000 Samsung Open where he ran out rackets because he smashed them all. 

Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick

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    Here's a classic come back from the ever-so-quotable Andy Roddick

    Andre Agassi: "Let’s see what you’ve got, big boy."

    Roddick: "Hair."

Vince Spadea

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    Vince Spadea opining on Guillermo Cañas, Guillermo Coria, Juan Ignacio Chela, Mariano Hood and Mariano Puerta testing positive for banned stimulants: 

    "The Argentineans practise on the court for two hours a day, then they must practise in front of a mirror for two more hours saying 'I’m not guilty.'"

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