Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was a former no. 1 American professional tennis player who went on to win three Grand Slams during the course of his career. He is the only black man to win every Grand Slam Title except the French Open. Furthermore, he was the first black player to be selected in the United States Davis Cup squad. Besides his tennis career, Arthur Ashe also went on to publish a three volume book titled A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete. Ashe was also an active civil rights activist in the Anti-Apartheid movement for which he was arrested on multiple occasions. In 1985, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. During the twilight of his life, he was plagued with several heath issues which eventually led to his untimely death due to HIV transfusion. Before his death, he founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the cure and fight against AIDS for the welfare of people suffering from this horrific infection. His thoughts and sayings focused on equality, perseverance, hard work, bravery, valor and motivation. Browse through these quotes from this legendary tennis player in the history of American sports.
I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.