Tennis Player Quotes
But when you truly get to know me, I'm a good guy. I'm not the bad boy people think I am.
I'm not the type of guy who's going to train five or six hours a day. I never needed to.
My life is very well managed. I have a lot on my plate, and at the same time, there were still holes, and what I do and where I am dovetails nicely with what Agnieszka needs. I don't think I could be a coach for a Madison Keys because she needs somebody more hands-on. But Agnieszka is almost a finished product.
I don't get out of bed every day to play to win a tennis tournament, I honestly don't. I do it because I love it, but it also provides me with a platform to do what I really want: which is to continue to change the perceptions around disability.
I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms.
The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.
I missed years of birthdays, celebrations and simple moments, so I'm enjoying being able to be more present, now I'm a washed-up athlete.
When you have to play a lot of tournaments and you get more experience and you get more confidence playing a lot of matches, and also you get mentally strong.
I've a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women's issues around the world - like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.
I think we will have full marriage rights in Colorado. But in 1992, there was a very hateful Amendment 2 that basically made it legal for any institution to deny gays and lesbians access, whether it's hospitals or restaurants or employment. Anybody could fire you or not let you in a restaurant because you were gay.
Your results, or your job, or how much money you make doesn't define you as a person.
I really thank my coach, my parents. They always tell me to fight and keep going and never ever give up.
I was a player who just liked to hit everything. That's where I learned to become versatile. That's where I realized I could be good at tennis.
We tracked every single thing that I ate and calculated everything on a computer program called NutriTiming. It wasn't always easy and certainly wasn't always fun.
To me, mixed doubles is an undervalued tennis product. You have guys and girls playing on the same level, no handicaps. The guys aren't feeling bad for the girls. The girls pick on the guys. It's generally amazing tennis.
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