Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
More Quotes from Jimmy Connors:No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life.
Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.
When you're hot, anything can happen.
It's a youth-driven sport. There's no doubt about it, like all sports. But tennis is exceptional in throwing away the old and shuffling in the new, sometimes even before their time on both sides.
Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.
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The show did go on, but came very close to not going on at all.
Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.