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John Newcombe Quotes & Quotations
John Newcombe
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  • 1
    A few of us who are around the sixty mark don't play that much these days and if you are taking on a couple of guys in their forties it is very difficult. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 2
    I chose to stay with tennis and they didn't understand that at the school. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 3
    I had started my love affair with Wimbledon. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 4
    I tried out for the cricket team, then found out I had to play Saturday mornings... or Saturday afternoons and practice twice a week. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 5
    I was a pretty feisty young kid. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 6
    I was in the main draw from the start, my opening match was on Court One against Jan Eric Lundquist of Sweden who was about eight in the world at the time. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 7
    I was not able to play in 1972 because I was under contract to World Championship Tennis and in 1973 there was the player boycott. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 8
    I wouldn't, a little bit frightened but throughout my life I'd learnt that when you're in the serious situations, you've got to try to stay calm. Because that's the way you get out of them. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 9
    I'd also made the first tennis team. I was number two player in the school at 11 years of age and that didn't sit very well with people. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 10
    So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 11
    They wrote it that my moustache was insured for 13 million. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 12
    Well, he can't be dumb, I mean, because he's been president for four years and he's president again, so you're going to get caught out if you're really bad, aren't you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe
  • 13
    You know, I was a regular on the Friday afternoon drill squad. Um, which... The year after I left school, I went back and thanked the sergeant major because I was so fit. John-NewcombeJohn Newcombe