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26 Inspirational Roger Federer Quotes

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26 Inspirational Roger Federer Quotes

Roger Federer is the world famous tennis player from Switzerland.

Currently ranked number #7 in the world at 35 years old, having won 17 grand slams in his career, Federer is still going strong.

There’s always a lot that can be learnt about success from successful athletes, so here’s our collection of the best Roger Federer quotes!

 

26 Inspirational Roger Federer Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “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

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

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

6. “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

7. “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

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8. “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

9. “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

10. “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

 

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“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

 

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

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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

17. “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

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18. “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

19. “I am now the Wimbledon champion, and I think that gives me even more confidence coming to the Olympics. And maybe in some ways, it maybe takes some pressure off the Olympics, because I already did win at Wimbledon this year.” – Roger Federer

20. “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

 

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“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

 

22. “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

23. “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

24. “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

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

26. “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

 

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