Number one, or Nothing

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball.

My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.

Bjorn Borg

If you’re afraid of losing, then you daren’t win.

Bjorn Borg

It’s tough when you’re No. 1. You don’t have any private life, you can’t even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis.

Bjorn Borg

There was so much more to Swedish great Bjorn Borg  than his laidback character and cool style (both on and off the court). A two-handed backhand and monumental stride, for starters.

During his 10-year career — he shocked the world when he retired at the age of 25 — Borg won 11 Grand Slams and an extraordinary 89.8% of his major matches.

In this pursuit of perfection, nothing was ever left to chance –

In 1981 Borg had lost, twice, to John McEnroe, the first and only player to get his number, at the final of Wimbledon and at the US Open. he went straight to the airport and never looked back.

Borg had no interest in being the number two player in the world, it seemed.

It was Number one, or Nothing.

Heart for Tennis is Art of Tennis .

(c) ram H singhal

Love all.

I’ve done it

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I’m a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course;

but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back.

This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.

Novak Djokovic

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Tennis players we’re always playing in center courts that feel like arenas.

And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you – it’s like you’re a gladiator in the arena.

And everyone is cheering – and you’re fighting, you’re screaming, during your strokes –

it feels like you’re an animal, fighting for your life.

Novak Djokovic

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In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible…

When I was saying I want to be No. 1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old…

most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I’ve done it.

Novak Djokovic

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic today returns to the top of the FedEx ATP Rankings for a fifth stint after capturing a record-extending eighth Australian Open Men’s singles title 2020 .

Djokovic, who has now been World No. 1 during nine of the past 10 seasons (2011-16, 2018-20), will break  Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at No. 1 (310 weeks) if he stays at the top until 5 October.

“That’s one of the two biggest goals, for sure. I mean, there is no secret in that,” said Djokovic, after winning in Melbourne.

His Australian Open 2020 win takes Djokovic’s Grand Slam championship tally to 17 (third in the all-time list behind Federer on 20 and Nadal on 19) and gives him a strong lead in the year-to-date FedEx ATP Race To London.

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Love all is the Start of Service.

(c) ram H singhal

Hand of God

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“Success is walking out of here with the title, and anything less is not good enough in my book.”

Pete Sampras

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“The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it.

Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.”

Pete Sampras

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 “I’ve always led a pretty simple life, with few extravagances.

The money in tennis never drove me.“ 

Pete Sampras

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American tennis player Pete Sampras known for his mighty serve, was one of the greats of the ’90s, ranking the world No. 1 from 1993 to 1998. He won 64 individual titles and 14 Grand Slams during his professional career, which ended on a high when he beat longtime rival Andre Agassi to win the 2002 U.S. Open.

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Behind Every Hand is the Hand of God Only.

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

Losing is not My Enemy

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish Professional Tennis Player currently ranked World no 1 in men’s singles tennis by the (ATP).

Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the , as well as a record 35  ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP Tour 500  titles and the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in Singles .

“The problem nowadays is that children have become too much the center of attention. Their parents, their families, everybody around them feels a need to put them on a pedestal. So much effort is invested in boosting their self-esteem that they are made to feel special in and of themselves, without having done anything.”

Rafael Nadal

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If you don’t lose, you can’t enjoy victories. You have to accept both things.

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“Losing is not my enemy…fear of losing is my enemy”
Rafael Nadal .

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Love All is the first lesson before one is Ready to Serve .

(c) ram H singhal

Let my Racket do the Talking

Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

Rod Laver (aka “The Rocket”) won 200 tournaments, the most in tennis history, plus 11 Grand Slams, and was No. 1 in the world from 1964 to 1970. To date, Laver remains the only player to have twice won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments during the same calendar year.

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The Next point – that’s all you must think about.

Rod Laver

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I like to let my Racket do the Talking .

Rod Laver

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Staying Interested in a match is a lot Harder than many people think .

Throughout my career , I’ve always had trouble in the early rounds of a Tournment mainly because it was hard for me to psychologically get up until I got to the Quarters or the Semis.

What happened a lot of times is that I would fall behind early, may be even lose first couple of sets in a Five set match and then began to concentrate.

Still it wasn’t something I could control from the Start.

Rod Laver

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Great players play like Swan Floating on Water .

It is a Experience to see them play ……. A pinnacle of Human endurance , Training , Commitment , amd Artistery .

Tennis is a Game of Service and Starts with LOVE ALL .

Love all
(c) ram H singhal

Roger Federer Quotes

“I don’t play for the record books.” 

“Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.” 

“I’m a very Positive Thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in Difficult Moments.” 

“When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up, and for me it’s tennis.” 

Love all.

ram H singhal

Mystery or History

The questions began in my mind whether to watch Live match or Recorded between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal at the 2019 US Open which according to Indian Standard Time was to start at 1:30 am on 9 September 2019 as Mystery or History

My choice always been Live , so I was awake from Midnight till early morning witnessed the History in making with unfolding of mysteries of Human Courage , Mental Strength , Physical Stamina ,Heart Emotions ,Champion’s Humbleness and off course Dramas of involvement of fans and spectators.

On a Sunday night, fans and TV viewers witnessed something rarely seen on a tennis court. After almost Five hours of incredible battle, Rafael Nadal, perhaps the most indefatigable player and most ferocious competitor the game has known, was down and out to hold the Champion’s Trophy of 2019 after a great match with the score of 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 .

Live in Present and let the mystery unfolds within the divine dimensions .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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