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 .

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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Tennis champions : 18 Week 2017

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Zverev wins BMW Open title in Munich

MUNICH — Alexander Zverev won his first title on home soil as the German defeated Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the BMW Open.

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Cilic beats Raonic to win Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL — Canada’s Milos Raonic fell just short of a title in his first tournament since recovering from a hamstring injury, falling 7-6 (3), 6-3 to Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Sunday’s Istanbul Open final.

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Tennis champions : 17 Week 2017

Apr 30, 2017

Nadal beats Thiem for 10th Barcelona title

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“It means a lot to me to win 10 titles here in Barcelona as well,” Nadal said. “To win in Barcelona and Monte Carlo gives me a dream start to the clay season.”

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Siegemund tops Mladenovic for title in Stuttgart

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STUTTGART, Germany — Laura Siegemund defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to win the Porsche Grand Prix in her hometown on Sunday.

The German wild card entrant, who lost to compatriot Angelique Kerber in last year’s final in Stuttgart, held on to win her second career title after Mladenovic had rallied in the second set.

“It’s unbelievable. I’m a bit perplexed now. I think tonight will be the party of the year,” said the 29-year-old Siegemund, who received enthusiastic support from the 4,500 spectators. “It was an unbelievable match. I don’t know how I did it.”

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Tennis champions : 25 Week 2016

Florian Mayer lifts his first ATP World Tour 500 trophy on home soil in Halle. "It's the biggest win of my career. I cannot believe it." Read: bit.ly/28OAgdr

German takes fifth match point for Halle title

On Sunday, Florian Mayer returned to the ATP World Tour winners’ circle, overcoming a stern test from countryman Alexander Zverev to clinch the Gerry Weber Open title 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

At World No. 192 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Mayer is the lowest-ranked tour-level winner since No. 240 Nicolas Mahut was victorious in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2013. The German veteran, whose second ATP World Tour title came nearly five years removed from his maiden triumph on the clay of Bucharest, is also the first homegrown winner in Halle since Tommy Haas in 2012. He takes home €386,925 in prize money and 500 Emirates ATP Rankings points, and is projected to rise more than 100 spots to the Top 100.

“I would say it’s the biggest win in my career to win a 500 event here in Germany on grass,” said Mayer. “If you see the list of champions in the past here and now my name is on the list, I cannot believe it.

“I had a hard time with so many injuries and not playing tournaments. So, it’s a special moment now for me to come back and win a 500 tournament. It helps a lot to be back in the Top 100 also. With one tournament everything changes now for my [Emirates ATP Ranking] and to plan for bigger tournaments in the future.” 

Andy #Murray celebrates his fifth #AegonChampionships title on his first Father's Day.

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Andy Murray came back from a set and a break down to achieve history on Sunday at the Aegon Championships. Behind a boisterous British crowd, the World No. 2 solved Milos Raonic‘s serve just in time to earn his fifth title in London 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3.

Murray becomes the first man to win five titles at the tournament, which was established in 1890. His previous titles came in 2009, ’11, ’13 and ’15.

Aegon Championships Title Leaders

Andy Murray 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Andy Roddick  2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Lleyton Hewitt  2000, 2001, 2002, 2006
Boris Becker  1985, 1987, 1988, 1996
John McEnroe  1979, 1980, 1981, 1984
Roy Emerson  1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
Anthony Wilding  1907, 1910, 1911, 1912
Major J.G. Ritchie  1902, 1904, 1906, 1909

The win also marks Murray’s second tour-level crown of the season (Rome) and his seventh career grass-court championship.

“To do it means a lot… It’s a tournament that obviously means a lot to me. It’s been my most successful tournament,” Murray said.

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KEYS CAPTURES SECOND CAREER TITLE

Keys Captures Second Career Title

Madison Keys cemented her Top 10 debut with her second WTA title, easing past Barbora Strycova in straight sets at the Aegon Classic.

BIRMINGHAM, Great Britain – Already assured of becoming the first American to debut in the Top 10 since Serena Williams in April 1999 by reaching the Aegon Classic final, Madison Keys went one better in Birmingham, defeating tour veteran Barbora Strycova, 6-3, 6-4, to win her second WTA title.

A quarterfinalist at last year’s Wimbledon Championships, Keys played near-perfect grass court tennis during the 79 minute affair, hitting 27 winners to 16 unforced errors and winning 13 of 18 forays to the net.

“I’m feeling pretty good. I think getting this many matches in a row was a huge opportunity that I think that can definitely help me at Wimbledon.

“I obviously really love the surface, so the more I get to play on it, the happier I am.”

GARCIA GRABS FIRST GRASS COURT TITLE

Garcia Grabs First Grass Court Title

MALLORCA, Spain – Caroline Garcia capped a near-perfect transition from clay courts to grass with her second title of 2016, easing past Anastasija Sevastova, 6-3, 6-4, to win the inaugural Mallorca Open.

“I’m glad to win any tournament; it doesn’t matter what surface!” a giggling Garcia told press after the match.

“When I arrived here, it was my first tournament on grass this year, so I wasn’t expecting to go this far or win the trophy. It’s a great achievement after a long and diffcult week, so I’m happy to be the winner.”

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Tennis champions : 1 to 3 Week 2015

There were 1000 reasons why top seed Roger Federer wanted to win the Brisbane International men’s final on Sunday night.

But it seems there are few excuses for the Swiss great if he does not add to his staggering 17 grand slam tally at the Australian Open judging by the world No.2’s triumph in the Brisbane decider.

Federer, 33, remarkably registered career win No.1000 by claiming his maiden Brisbane title – the 83rd of his career – by holding out world No.8 Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4 6-7 (2) 6-4 on Pat Rafter Arena.

KVITOVA WINS 15TH WTA TITLE IN SYDNEY

WATSON STRIKES AGAIN IN HOBART

Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams has taken the title at the 2015 ASB Classic, defeating the number one seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets.

Simona Halep of Romania returns to Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during their singles final match at the Shenzhen Open WTA Tennis tournament in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province on January 10, 2015 (AFP Photo/STR)

Chennai: Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka after winning the ATP Chennai Open 2015 trophy in Chennai, on Jan 11, 2015.

Wawrinka defeated Slovenian player Aljaz Bedene in the final match. Score: 6-3, 6-4. (Photo: IANS )

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Fabulous Ferrer wins Qatar ExxonMobil Open
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World number one 10 David Ferrer of Spain on Saturday beat third seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in straight sets to win the $1.2m Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Ferrer, 32, completed a convincing 6-4, 7-5 win in 1 hour and 29 minutes.It was Ferrer’s 22nd career title win.

Viktor Troicki has capped a stirring comeback to tennis with victory at Apia International Sydney 2015, his second career title.

Troicki crushed fellow qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 6-3 in the final on Saturday night in a victory that will send the Serb rocketing back up the rankings.

The one-time world No.12 – who won his first title in Moscow five years ago – spiralled to 847th before his return last July from a year off the tour, but will find himself back in the top 70 on Monday.

In the first ATP final in history featuring two qualifiers, Troicki dispatched Kukushkin in 64 minutes after breaking the Kazakh twice in each set.

Qualifier Jiri Vesely has defeated world number 44, Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3 6-2 to become the 2015 Heineken Open Singles champion.

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