Roger Federer quotes

Born
8 August 1981, Basel, Switzerland.

Occupation
Professional tennis player.

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. 

I have learnt to be even more patient.
– Roger Federer

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.
– Roger Federer

I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
– Roger Federer

I feel a bit awkward playing in a red shirt out at Wimbledon. But I don’t dislike it.
– Roger Federer

I am a sucker for those old traditional places, and Rome is as good as it gets, particularly when you throw in Italian food.
– Roger Federer

I had set a goal with my team to try and get back to the top of the rankings, but I never thought with the depth in the game this year that I would have been able to get it back so quickly.
– Roger Federer

For me, it’s important that a fan can buy something that is related to me. Like in soccer, you buy a shirt and it’s got somebody’s name on the back. That’s kind of a cool thing.
– Roger Federer

Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
– Roger Federer

My heart is in South Africa, through my mum. My mum being from here, me spending a lot of time here as well, I feel most connected to this part of the world.
– Roger Federer

When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up – and for me it’s tennis.
– Roger Federer

When I think of the Olympics I only think of good things. I think of what a great event it is and what it has done for me and my career, and changed my personal life, too.
– Roger Federer

Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.
– Roger Federer

Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn’t get more consistent than this year.
– Roger Federer

Obviously, matches and all that stuff takes its toll on your body and so forth. But as you get sort of a bit older, a bit wiser, and a bit more experienced, you know also how to handle it.
– Roger Federer

My favorite shot is always gonna be the forehand. It used to always be my favorite shot when I was young, so it’s the one I’ve won all the points with.
– Roger Federer

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.
– Roger Federer

I’ve done so many interviews over the years in so many different languages. Radios. Papers. Magazines. There’s always another interview to do. It’s quite something, I have to say.
– Roger Federer

Clearly, when you win everything, it’s fun. That doesn’t necessarily mean you love the game more.
– Roger Federer

I’m as patient a father as I am on the tennis court. It takes a lot for me to get really upset, but sometimes kids can get you really cross if they really keep bugging you.
– Roger Federer

I am extremely proud and honoured to have beaten Pete’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.
– Roger Federer

What I think I’ve been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.
– Roger Federer

Having twin girls is a life changer – that’s for sure. But I like getting up and changing diapers. It’s the things you do.
– Roger Federer

I always had the dream that, once I became No 1 in the world, that if I had a child I hoped I would have it early enough so the child can see me playing.
– Roger Federer

I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.
– Roger Federer

But so far I have the feeling that the chances are there to repeat last year’s season.
– Roger Federer

We can’t always agree on everything.
– Roger Federer

You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.
– Roger Federer

I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn’t stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper.
– Roger Federer

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.
– Roger Federer

You know, I don’t only play for the record books.
– Roger Federer

It doesn’t need to be the same every day, doesn’t need to be the same shower I use, the same restaurant I go to, the same hour I go to sleep. I’ve always been very flexible. I don’t care if I practice at nine in the morning or 10 P.M.
– Roger Federer

Oh, my God, I don’t think any player can look forward to or expect to a career of so many Grand Slam wins or title wins or being so long at the top of the game.
– Roger Federer

I don’t mind fans coming up in a friendly, respectful way. That’s all part of the fun of being a top tennis player. But if people take pictures without permission, particularly if my children are in the shot, I feel uncomfortable.
– Roger Federer

Sometimes I am a different character in different languages. I have different enjoyment from them. Sometimes different answers come out of me. Like, I didn’t even know that about me. I get to know myself through different languages, actually.
– Roger Federer

This year I guess I decided in the bigger matches to take it more to my opponent instead of waiting a bit more for the mistakes. Yeah, this is I guess how you want to win Wimbledon, is by going after your shots, believing you can do it, and that’s what I was able to do today.
– Roger Federer

I’ve always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute. It scares you a bit, but that’s the way things are.
– Roger Federer

I can’t stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We’ll see what happens.
– Roger Federer

I don’t need to come back to Wimbledon every year because I can’t live without it. I’d be totally cool without tennis.
– Roger Federer

The serve, I think, is the most difficult, you know, in terms of coordination, because you got the two arms going, and you got to toss it up at the right time so.
– Roger Federer

I think it’s very hard for coaches to work with me. They’ll no doubt have a good CV afterwards, but at the same time they’re under a lot of pressure.
– Roger Federer