Ready to celebrate John McEnroe birthday festivities? What's that? I know you didn't ask who John McEnroe was!
If you don't follow the world of professional tennis, I guess you can be forgiven -- but only just! John McEnroe is widely considered the best male tennis player of all time, and he tops off his talent with a snarky attitude that endears him to the public. During his career, McEnroe was famous for not only his skill on the court, but his intense rivalries and the catch phrase 'You can't be serious!', uttered to a Wimbledon referee.
Whether he's talking sports or, well, anything else, John McEnroe never fails to entertain.
1. But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they're fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time.
2. We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can`t just depend on the fact that it is a great game.
3. I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.
4. Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.
5. What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.
6. The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what`s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
7. I'll let the racket do the talking.
8. I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.
9. Because in order to be successful with someone you've got to spend time with that person. You can`t sort of just show up one week a year.
10. It goes back to the days when I was a kid and we called out our own lines. I was taught if there's a doubt, don't call it in, if there's not a doubt call it out.
There's nothing quite like a spark of controversy with your tennis. If you love sports and like someone who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to speak up, John McEnroe is probably your kind of guy. So use these quotes to liven up your John McEnroe birthday celebration -- or to get one going if you didn't have anything planned!
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