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All Quotes by author - Roger Federer
" Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father. "
" Clearly, when you win everything, it's fun. That doesn't necessarily mean you love the game more. "
" Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn't get more consistent than this year. "
" 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. "
" I am a sucker for those old traditional places, and Rome is as good as it gets, particularly when you throw in Italian food. "
" 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. "
" I can't stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We'll see what happens. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I have learnt to be even more patient. "
" 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. "
" I'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments. "
" 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'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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you. "
" 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. "
" The serve, I was too young and too small and... not enough powerful to have a good serve when I was young, so my forehand was always my signature shot. So I used to always run around my backhand, you know, use my forehand as much as I could, and so that's why I think it's my strength also today, you know. "
" 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. "
You Can Do It
" To handle that stardom, the red carpets, the photo shoots, people all of a sudden recognizing you and following you in everyday life, it's a bit weird. It's strange, and it can have funny effects on you in terms of do you like it or don't you like it. Some people run away from it, some people embrace it; I found a good middle ground. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis. "
" 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. "
" You know, I don't only play for the record books. "
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