Famous Wimbledon Quotes On Success In Life

These Wimbledon quotes will inspire you. The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Wimbledon quotes, Wimbledon sayings, and Wimbledon proverbs.

Best Wimbledon Quotes

  1. “There is nothing like playing at Wimbledon; you can feel the footprints of the legends of the game-men and women-that have graced those courts.” ~ Venus Williams
  2. “New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.” ~ Jimmy Connors
  3. “I don’t need to come back to Wimbledon every year because I can’t live without it. I’d be totally cool without tennis.” ~ Roger Federer
  4. “I think I owe it to myself and my fans in Britain to play one more Wimbledon.” ~ Goran Ivanisevic

  5. “For me, and most of the other players, too, if you had to pick one of the four Grand Slams, you would pick Wimbledon. It’s got tradition, it’s got atmosphere, and it’s got mystique.” ~ Stefan Edberg
  6. “To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport.” ~ Fred Perry
  7. “I think this is the biggest win in my career. To beat Venus in Wimbledon is just something amazing.” ~ Elena Vesnina
  8. “The only thing championship about Wimbledon is its prestige.” ~ John McEnroe

  9. “I don’t know if Wimbledon’s seen anything like it. I don’t know if they will again. But it was just – it was electric. The Aussie crowd, I’m really proud of them, the way they conducted themselves. You know they’re great losers, as well.” ~ Patrick Rafter
  10. “I understand how much everyone wanted to see a British winner at Wimbledon and I hope everyone enjoyed it. I worked so hard in that last game. It’s the hardest few points I’ve had to play in my life. I don’t know how I came through the final three points… that last game … my head was kind of everywhere. That last game will be the toughest game I’ll play in my career, ever.” ~ Andy Murray
  11. “The world over – 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi-final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD ‘Why me?’. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD ‘Why me?'” ~ Arthur Ashe , Wimbledon quotes tennis
  12. “I feel a bit awkward playing in a red shirt out at Wimbledon. But I don’t dislike it.” ~ Roger Federer

  13. “I don’t care now if I ever win a match in my life again. Whatever I do in my life, wherever I go, I’m going to be always Wimbledon champion.” ~ Goran Ivanisevic
  14. “Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the ’70s of women who were mayors who couldn’t get credit unless their husbands signed for them.” ~ Gail Collins
  15. “I am not playing Wimbledon because I am allergic to grass.” ~ Ivan Lendl
  16. “I went to Wimbledon before I could walk. It’s just been a lifelong passion.” ~ Anna Wintour

  17. “When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.” ~ Roger Federer
  18. “It’s something I’ve always wanted – to be known as an Australian. When I was younger I was always referred to as an Aboriginal tennis player. Now I think the award means that I have been recognized as an entertainer and that makes me happy… It’s given me probably as big a kick as winning Wimbledon.” ~ Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  19. “Well, I don’t like to make outlandish statements. Not all the time. But Wimbledon would have beaten them 10-0.” ~ Eamon Dunphy
  20. “The problem at Wimbledon seems to be that the club has suffered a loss of complacency.” ~ Joe Kinnear

  21. “How fitting [it would be if Roger Federer played the first match under the roof] … he has become known in recent years as the King of Wimbledon … and this is the day after of the death of the King of Pop.” ~ Sue Barker
  22. “That is what is most special about achieving equality – the positive signal that it will send the world over to the next generation of girls dreaming of winning Wimbledon or becoming a scientist or going to the moon as an astronaut.” ~ Maria Sharapova
  23. “The 1927 Wimbledon finals were almost put off because of the rain, which threatened every moment.” ~ Helen Wills
  24. “Winning Wimbledon, I can’t get my head around that. I still can’t believe it’s happened.” ~ Andy Murray

  25. “Every time I hit the ball on the wall I uses to pretend I was there (Wimbledon). When I went to sleep I used to pretend I was there.” ~ Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  26. “It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re walking around looking like you’re about to play the semifinals at Wimbledon.” ~ A. J. Jacobs
  27. “The 60th seed at Wimbledon gets a chance at Center Court. The 60th seed in the NCAA gets a chance to go to the Final Four. But the third seed [in presidential politics] is shut out.” ~ Ralph Nader
  28. “I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points.” ~ Kenny Cunningham

  29. “Everyone knows what the Masters is, even if you’re a non-golfer. People know what Wimbledon is. They know what the Super Bowl is. There are certain events that people just know about.” ~ Tiger Woods
  30. “Will I have to explain to my daughter that her brother is gonna make more money doing the exact same job because he’s a man? If they both played sports since they were three years old, they both worked just as hard, but because he’s a boy, they’re gonna give him more money? Like, how am I gonna explain that to her? In tennis we’ve had great pioneers that paved the way – including Venus [Williams], who fought so hard for Wimbledon to pay women the same prize money they pay men, and Billie Jean King, who is one of the main reasons Title IX exists.” ~ Serena Williams
  31. “I’ve pretty much been portrayed as every style thing you can be. After Wimbledon you are Andy Everyman, who everybody is rooting for. I think the meat and potatoes of who I am hasn’t been covered yet.” ~ Andy Roddick
  32. “AFC Wimbledon in the League! Talk about the ashes rising from the flames.” ~ Stan Collymore

  33. “I got to play in a crowd, play in Wimbledon finals, be the guy on a Davis Cup team for a while. Those are opportunities not a lot of people get.” ~ Andy Roddick
  34. “I’m an outside chance at Roland Garros but my focus is really on Wimbledon where it is realistically between me and Roger Federer to win.” ~ Lleyton Hewitt
  35. “People think I am unemotional because my voice is flat and a bit boring. It is unfortunate but it is just the way it is. I’ve tried to change it but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. The truth is, I have lots of emotions inside. I cried after the semi-final at Wimbledon [2012] because I was proud to reach the final and I knew how much it meant to the country. I cried after the [losing] final [to Federer], too, for different reasons. I felt I had let people down. I think people warmed to that. They could see how much it hurt.” ~ Andy Murray
  36. “You can’t be considered a great player unless you win Wimbledon. That’s the way it is.” ~ Mats Wilander

  37. “Wimbledon is not the tournament I love. I don’t like how they treat the players. There are small things that don’t cost them anything and they make such a big deal out of it. If they treat us this way, well, we have to treat them the same. We want to be respected, the way we respect Wimbledon, even if it is not the best Grand Slam on earth.” ~ Marat Safin
  38. “A traditional fixture at Wimbledon is the way the BBC TV commentary box fills up with British players eliminated in the early rounds.” ~ Clive James
  39. “My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him.” ~ Goran Ivanisevic
  40. “I had started my love affair with Wimbledon.” ~ John Newcombe

  41. “I was always a believer in stamping on my opponent if I got him down, at Wimbledon or anywhere else. I never wanted to give him the chance to get up.” ~ Fred Perry
  42. “Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon; also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995” ~ Richard Krajicek
  43. “I don’t get what’s happening to Jose Mourinho of late. He’s lapsing into the kind of Portuguese moroseness you get from staring at the Atlantic horizon and imagining you’re the last place in the world, while listening to endless renditions of the fado. His latest line about ‘everyone hates us and we don’t care’ sounds like vintage Joe Kinnear in the great days of the Wimbledon Crazy Gang.” ~ Peter Chapman
  44. “I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.” ~ Tracy Austin

  45. “I often surprise myself. You can’t plan some shots that go in, not unless you’re on marijuana, and the only grass I’m partial to is Wimbledon’s.” ~ Rod Laver
  46. “It is another Justine Henin who will try and go out there and achieve her dream of finally winning Wimbledon.” ~ Justine Henin
  47. “It means everything, definitely. I mean, it’s Wimbledon. Tennis here is tennis history. Centre Court is always great to play on. I really feel like I’m at home. I was really up and down after my title here in 2011, but I still worked hard and believed in myself, and my team believed in me as well.” ~ Petra Kvitova
  48. “At Wimbledon, the ladies are simply the candles on the cake.” ~ John Newcombe

  49. “The public never appears to tire of endless courses of strawberries and cream, and the theory that you run the risk of boring people with endless photo montages of the Chelsea Pensioners in their dress reds, or close-ups of a Pimm’s Cup sprouting all kinda of flora, has yet to be proven. People like Wimbledon in the same way they like blue jeans or even their own spouses: for the pleasure yielded by their reliable sameness.” ~ Peter Bodo
  50. “If you want to be a tennis player, then mould yourself on Roger Federer. I won three Wimbledon titles and I wish I could play like him.” ~ John McEnroe
  51. “The great high of winning Wimbledon lasts for about a week. You go down in the record book, but you don’t have anything tangible to hold on to. But having a baby — there isn’t any comparison.” ~ Chris Evert
  52. “To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely.” ~ Marion Bartoli

  53. “I was playing in the juniors at Wimbledon I forgot to turn my mobile phone off. It was lying there in my bag and it rang in the middle of a match, and it was one of my friends from school saying, ‘Murray, you’re on the telly!’ I learnt from that. I now put my phone on silent.” ~ Andy Murray
  54. “I will have won Wimbledon this year in 2013, and I will stop with that. It was magnificent. You will certainly see me at tournaments again, but not playing.” ~ Marion Bartoli
  55. “Wimbledon is getting a bit too like Royal Ascot. It’s not what happens or who wins so much, as what clothes do I have on.” ~ David Lloyd
  56. “Grass is a surface I have always loved, Wimbledon is a tournament I have always loved.” ~ Steffi Graf

  57. “You also can understand how to play tennis from Serena Williams, and she is awesome. I haven’t seen her Masterclass but just watching her on the court – I saw some of Wimbledon on TV and there’s such an awesome force in her and focus and determination and technique, you just look at her and it’s awesome. If I would like to learn tennis I would immediately turn to her.” ~ Werner Herzog
  58. “Wimbledon is the world’s most boring tournament. There’s hardly anything to do apart from tennis. You constantly find yourself yawning – there’s no entertainment here.” ~ Nikolay Davydenko
  59. “Wimbledon attracted Bill Clinton to the gallery at Centre Court Tuesday at the All England Club. NBC cameras showed his head turning back and forth with each volley. Even at a tennis match, it looks like he’s denying everything.” ~ Argus Hamilton
  60. “Neil Sullivan has stopped absolutely everything have thrown at him…Wimbledon 1, Manchester United 1.” ~ Mike Ingham

  61. “My mom was a great tennis player, and I remember being six or seven years old watching Steffi Graf and Monica Seles in Wimbledon in my house. I’ve always been a tennis fan.” ~ Tom Brady
  62. “Confidence is the most important thing in this sport, and the confidence from winning Wimbledon would make it easier to win the Olympics, too. Either would be very difficult, both even more-but the player who wins Wimbledon will be the favorite for the Olympics. It can happen.” ~ Rafael Nadal
  63. “But, then, Sampras won Wimbledon six times and that automatically puts him among the greatest” ~ Richard Krajicek

  64. “I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when it happened it was very stressful. It was more of a relief!” ~ Pat Cash
  65. “Of all my achievements in tennis, I’m probably as proud of my record on clay courts as any of my Wimbledon, U.S. Open or French singles titles.” ~ Chris Evert

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