Roger Federer – My dad said if you…

My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into…


“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

Roger Federer – Before, I guess, mum and…

Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had…


“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.”
-Roger Federer

Roger Federer – I used to get nervous…

I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then…


“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.”
-Roger Federer

Roger Federer – When I won in 2003…

When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I…


“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

Roger Federer – The serve, I was too…

The serve, I was too young and too small and… not enough powerful to have…


“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.”
-Roger Federer