"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Roger Federer on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Roger Federer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Roger Federer on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Roger Federer on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Roger Federer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis."
"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."
"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."