"I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Roger Federer on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Roger Federer on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Roger Federer on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Roger Federer on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Roger Federer on Henry David Thoreau
"When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis."
"My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels."
"Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents."
"When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely."
"I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it's not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis."