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Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah (1979 Davis Cup)
Country (sports)  France
Born (1960-05-18) 18 May 1960 (age 56)
Sedan, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1977
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,440,660
Int. Tennis HoF 2005 (member page)
Singles
Career record 476–210 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 23
Highest ranking No. 3 (7 July 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1990)
French Open W (1983)
Wimbledon 3R (1979, 1985)
US Open QF (1983, 1985, 1989)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals QF (1982)
WCT Finals SF (1988)
Doubles
Career record 213–109 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 16
Highest ranking No. 1 (25 August 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1984)
US Open F (1985)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1982)

You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo.
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I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland.
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It made me hungry. I feel like I'm in a program that really helped me individually as a player. I feel like I'm with a group of guys that are like my best friends.
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In the villages in Europe, there are still healers who tell stories.
In black Africa, one does not strike, one does not express, one walks right.
Yannick Noah
Cracked was a very short warrior, whereas Marley was a pacifist warrior.
When one sings, one does not speak about the problems of the every day. One speaks about the things which inspire us, which helped us.
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To take part in this brothel through the payment of my taxes, that had become to me unbearable.
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Your child is happy. What else could you want?
People judged my work without to have listened to it.
Being in the stands is very difficult. I was never playing but I am nervous watching, waiting.
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I did not support any more New York. I lived 10 years there, and after September 11, I felt very European. I did not share the opinion of people in the street, who were deeply influenced by what they heard in the media.
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I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer.
We have a saying in France. A dog doesn't make a cat.
You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo.
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I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
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At one time, I was persuaded to want to make music, and people answered me that that was not possible.
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The important thing is staying together if you want to do something special.
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Downtown, one has less time. But there are in Europe much people who have the faith, in South America, too.
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Arthur Ashe had been the first black athlete to play Johannesburg at the time of apartheid.
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