You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
I fear no one, but respect everyone.
Losing is not my enemy..fear of losing is my enemy.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Greatest thing in life: Winning a tennis match. Second greatest thing in life: Losing a tennis match
Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself.
I'm only superstitious on the tennis court.
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment.
I'll let the racket do the talking.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.
Just go out there and do what you've got to do.
Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.
Equipment's the biggest change. And the guys have been getting bigger, stronger, more athletic - so the game has become more of a track meet instead of a tennis match, in a sense.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
I never look back, I look forward.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
I call tennis the McDonald's of sport - you go in, they make a quick buck out of you, and you're out.
To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
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.
Everyone thinks my name is Jerry Laitis and they call me Mr Laitis. What can you do when you have a name that sounds like a disease?
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