Andre Agassi quotes page 3
I'm going to go down swinging... I'm sure as heck not going to go home and say I had a bad
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it
was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to
working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the
answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and
maybe something good happens.
My feelings are he (Yevgeny Kafelnikov) should take his prize money when he is done here
and go and buy some perspective.
I told James that when I was seven years old I saw Jimmy Connors make someone carry his
bag, as though he were Julius Caesar. I vowed then and there that I would always carry my
Tennis is a lonely sport, probably the most lonely. You're out there with no team, no coach
and no place to hide. That's why tennis players not only talk to themselves but answer. And
yet all that loneliness eventually teaches you to stand alone. The high standards that tennis
imposes on us, the self reliance it demands of us, that's the reason why tennis has produced
so many of life's great game changers.
Andre Agassi, Andre Agassi's Hall of Fame Induction Speech