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Words can't possibly describe this incredible moment for this club, wow!!!! Congrats to the team.feedback
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Nov 22 2017
Roger Federer has been quoted 245 times in 128 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Roger Federer’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Roger Federer speaks about are Australia, Stan, and match, for example. Most recently, Roger Federer was quoted in the article Roger Federer’s season ends in shock defeat by David Goffin at ATP Finals saying, “Coming back is always a challenge for the body. You've got to be extremely patient yet positive. Of course I expect greatness from them when they return – at some stage, not maybe from the very beginning. But I wouldn't be surprised if it worked out for them as well, like it worked out for me.”.
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Roger Federer quotes

Nov 11 2017

It was really just a matter of trying to keep the ball in play.feedback

Nov 11 2017

It looks very easy. I don't know what happened.feedback

Nov 11 2017

He's made fitness workouts so enjoyable, if they ever can be. I just follow his beat. Whatever he tells me I'll do it because I trust him. People ask me, do you still do your physical tests and stuff? I don't have to do any tests because I work with Pierre and he knows and sees if I'm moving well or not; if I'm slow or fast; all these things. He's had a huge part of this success, and I'm happy I called him way back when.feedback

Nov 11 2017

A big part of the reason that I'm here where I am today is definitely because of Pierre.feedback

Nov 08 2017

It's an absolute pleasure to play Andy here, we've had some epic matches over the years in the biggest places so to play in his backyard for a good cause is wonderful.feedback

Oct 30 2017

I'd like to be fully fit for London (the World Tour Finals) and for 2018.feedback

Oct 30 2017

I did think about the ranking, but I'm so far back in the points race that it was almost out of the question.feedback

Oct 15 2017

I don't know what my expectations were going in. I thought I might struggle early on because it was a late finish last night. I had no nerves before the match, surprisingly. I think I was pretty clear about how I wanted to play the match. I started off very well and relaxed from then on. You can't win them all against Rafa, to be honest. He's too good of a player.feedback

Sep 29 2017

McEnroe as a player, singles, double, as a commentator and Borg as just an absolute legend and a mystery to some extent as he wasn't around very much, especially after he retired. And when he played he was extremely quiet and I think the movie actually shows that a little bit.feedback

Sep 24 2017

I was ready to go. I had to be. That is what a team member does. The boys played fantastic all weekend but we knew it could change very quickly on Sunday.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - World Happiness report

The only way it was ever going to be successful is if the players cared, and they did. I think you see it. I think you see the happiness.feedback

Sep 24 2017

It was a feeling that was on the same level as the biggest moments I've had in my career.feedback

Sep 23 2017

We will always forever be rivals as long as we are active. And after this we will be rivals again. But this was something very special. Knowing you can trust him in the big moments, seeing his decision-making, seeing his thought process, it was very interesting.feedback

Sep 21 2017

We are very much in our own team. We are friendly, because that's how we are, but that's for now. On the weekend I think it's going to be different.feedback

Sep 20 2017

After all these years I actually get a chance to support his forehand, his aggressive play, his fighting spirit, his everything. He's been a wonderful champion for our sport. I think Rafa brought something to the game that we really haven't seen that much before, or not at all. The amount of spin he was able to bring to the game or the physicality and his movement on clay.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I'm really looking forward to supporting Rafa, like, for real. Like fist-pumping Rafa to win and if I could even help during the match, if I saw something or he saw something and he could tell me a little advice, that would be amazing.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I made him wait. When you make somebody wait, they appreciate it more, so that's why he's so excited.feedback

Sep 20 2017

They uncover you. They undress you.feedback

Sep 20 2017

In some ways I believe yes, and in some ways I believe no. I believe that because of Rafa, maybe I achieved less, but at the same time, I feel like he made me a better player.feedback

Sep 07 2017

If you're missing all three, it's going to be tough. I'm okay with it, and I tried until the very end. Smashing certain stuff in the net that I normally wouldn't, smashing forehand volleys into the back fence... I mean, that stuff sucked. You know, honestly, it was terrible.feedback

Sep 07 2017

He came up with the goods when he needed to. And I helped him a little bit sometimes too maybe. But he was better today, especially on the big points.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Juan Martin deserves it more. I feel I have no place in the semis and he will have a better chance to beat Rafa, to be honest. The way I played or am playing right now, it's not good enough in my opinion to win this tournament. It's better I'm out and somebody else gets a chance to do better than me.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I didn't have that feeling at Wimbledon or at the Australian Open, and that's why rightfully I'm out of this tournament. Because I wasn't good enough, in my mind, in my body, and in my game to overcome these three pillars.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I left that match with a lot of regrets. I should have been up maybe two sets to love or ... two sets to one. The only time when he was really better, in my opinion, was the fifth set. Obviously that was good enough to beat me that day. I had a great run... but it ended my five-year reign here in New York. But Juan Martín did play extremely well. I felt like he deserved it at the end.feedback

Sep 05 2017

I'd be happy to play him here. We never played here in New York, so I think that would be fun for everybody involved.feedback

Sep 04 2017

I figured they were in the fifth set.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I know Philipp very well. Practised with him a ton. Had some good matches against him in the past. He's a good player. Got great rotation on the ball. Plays with a lot of topspin. Has a nice one-handed backhand, which I love to see, of course.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I struggled the first couple of rounds, but that had something to do with my opponents as well. I think I played a very clean match tonight, I couldn't be happier. To win in straight sets against Feliciano, who's been such a tough competitor over the years, is such a great feeling.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Usually I play very well, but I struggled the first couple rounds. I played a very clean match. I couldn't be happier.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I think that first coach that teaches you the serve is superimportant – maybe emphasis in the women's game is not the No. 1. They spend much more time returning. I feel, that we don't do at all. I don't, anyway. I don't practice my return at all.feedback

Aug 31 2017

Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row. I feel quite warmed up by now.feedback

Aug 30 2017

I'm very happy that I'm feeling as good as I'm feeling right now. If I had felt that my back was going to get worse every match, I probably wouldn't have played. My hope and my belief is that it's only going to get better from here, because every day that goes by puts me further away from what happened in Montreal.feedback

Aug 30 2017

Since Montreal, the focus has been more on the back. Making sure I can play the tournament rather than being well-prepared. I always knew I was going to come in feeling rusty or not great.feedback

Aug 30 2017

It was a good one. I think we both enjoyed ourselves out here. I'm very happy with the match. It was exciting and it's kind of why I came to New York, to go through these emotions.feedback

Aug 30 2017

To get through a five-setter you have to be okay somehow. I believe this will give me a lot of confidence with my body and my game.feedback

Aug 30 2017

I had a bit of a slow start but Frances also felt good. I was maybe a bit worried about my back issue but was eventually able to let go. In the fifth it's a coin toss and it went my way tonight.feedback

Aug 29 2017

It was more than a test. It was a good one.feedback

Aug 29 2017

At the end I'm going to try to focus on my own game like I usually do and make sure I make it tough for Frances to get through me.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I'm long past the thing that you have to end your career in a fairy tale.feedback

Aug 14 2017

I wanted to fight a bit more and make the match a bit more tighter. I had opportunities. But Zverev played extremely well. He played well all week.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal. Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?feedback

Jul 17 2017

We had a great time. I got to bed at 5 and I woke up and I didn't feel good. The last hour I have finally felt somewhat OK again. But we had a good time.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I told Severin, my coach, when I was warming up if I would you've just played the Miami finals, no Indian Wells, no Australian Open, we would still be very happy right now. But I have way more, so that's why I was trying to remind myself just to play without pressure.feedback

Jul 17 2017

It's just too much, really.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I was just so deeply touched by my performance in the tournament from the beginning to the end. I looked up in the stands and saw my kids … then it started to sink in that I was a Wimbledon Champion for real. I saw the boys for the first time, and [seeing] them coming out to centre court and knowing how much centre court means to me, and seeing them like not knowing what's going on. And then the girls were there too and my wife was emotional. It just really hit me. I'll have to see more of that.feedback

Jul 17 2017

The target now is to enjoy being Wimbledon champion. I haven't set a sight on a number of grand slams; I was very content at 17, that was a wonderful number. So was 18, and now 19 is great.feedback

Jul 17 2017

It's frightening to me at this level that when I look at the stats that the guy I'm going to face has played 2 percent serve and volley points in the championship.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - London

After the ball we went to, I guess it was a bar, with 30 or 40 friends and had a great time. I got to bed about five and woke up not feeling too good.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I have a hard time thinking I could win three Slams in one year. It just sounds totally surreal to me. But I'll prepare myself the best way possible, so that I will have the best chance to really excel there in New York.feedback

Jul 17 2017

At 25, when you win, you're like, All right, I'll see you next year!' because it's normal. You're going to be playing, for sure. The body's going to be fine, most likely. And if not next year, well, then the year after that, you know? But I can't really think two years ahead now. Let's be honest.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I've seen how quickly things can change. Filling a bathtub for my girls changed the whole next 1½ years of my tennis life, really.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Everybody say, Swiss cheese!feedback

Jul 17 2017

I didn't think about what I was going to say. It just came out that way, to show the people that, yes, of course I hope to defend my title and, of course, I wish to be back here next year. But we just don't know if it's really going to actually happen. We have to wait and see.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Honestly, I'm incredibly surprised how well this year is going. How well I'm feeling, as well. How things are turning out to be on the courts. How I'm managing tougher situations. Where my level of play is on a daily basis. I am surprised that it's this good. I knew I could do great again, maybe one day, but not at this level. So I guess you would have laughed, too, if I told you I was going to win two Slams this year. People wouldn't believe me if I said that. I also didn't believe that I was going to win two this year.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Not really. I thought Andy and Novak were going to continue. Novak, one year ago, was holding all four Slams, and Andy went on this unbelievable run. And that's why my mind-set coming back was this is going to be rough. Novak was on top of the world. Rafa was going to come back strong. I thought I might have runs and go deep maybe, but then maybe I'm at the mercy at the end of Rafa or Andy or somebody.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I think maybe getting there for just one week anytime would make me just as happy. That's my feeling. To be No. 1 again would be something totally unexpected for me.feedback

Jul 17 2017

It felt like a fairy tale. My head is ringing; I don't know what I did last night. In any case, the race for No. 1 will go through us. Unless someone like Novak wins 25 or 30 matches at the end of the year, which is of course possible. He and Murray have done it before.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I wish we'd see more players and coaches taking chances at net, because good things do happen at net, but you have to spend time up there to feel confident up there.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I do believe the depth in the men's game is as great as it's ever been but, because of the way they play, maybe not super-fast like they used to back in the 80s, the margins are bigger because of the surface speed, the ball speed and the racket technology. You have to hit a lot of good shots to come through a Murray or a Djokovic. Over five sets, it catches up with you and it's favourable for the top guys.feedback

Jul 17 2017

I know you can easily get sucked into that [attritional] mode when you don't want to attack but, if you can't volley, you are not going to go to the net. Almost every player I played here wouldn't serve and volley. It's frightening to me, to see that at this level. I look at the stats and,whatever round it is, I see that the guy I'm going to face is playing two per cent of serve and volley throughout the championship. I'm going, OK, I know he's not going to serve and volley – which is great for me.feedback

Jul 16 2017

They have no clue what's going on. They think it's probably a nice view and a nice playground. But it's not quite like that here, so one day, hopefully, they'll understand.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be here again in another final after last year. I've had some tough ones here over the years, losing to Novak [Djokovic] in '14 and '15, but I always believed that I could come back and do it again. What keeps me going? I don't know, I love to play. I have a wonderful team. My wife's totally fine with me still playing; she's my number one supporter. She's amazing.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's a dream to play here really, and I hope this wasn't my last match. I hope I can come back next year and try to defend the title. I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can't be more happy to have won tonight. But because it's far away, because of what happened last year, I just like to take the opportunity to thank the people in the very moment, and make them understand, yes, I hope that I'm back. There's never a guarantee, especially not at 35, 36. But the goal is definitely to be here again next year to try and defend.feedback

Jul 16 2017

We never know what happens. Honestly, ever since I had the year I had last year, I do think probably like a year ahead of time with my schedule, fitness schedule, tournaments I would like to play. So, I totally see myself playing here this time next year.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Yeah, I love playing the big stages still. I don't mind the practice. I don't mind the travel. Because I'm playing a little less, I actually get more time in return. I feel like I'm working part time these days almost, which is a great feeling.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's magical, really. I can't believe it yet.feedback

Jul 16 2017

They have no clue what's on. They think it's probably a nice view and a nice playground. But it's not quite like that here, so one day hopefully they'll understand.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I still love to play and my wife's totally fine with it. She's my No1 supporter. She's amazing. And because I'm playing a little less, I feel like I'm working part-time these days, which is a great feeling.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Of course it's not a five-set thriller. People want to see a tighter match. I totally get it. But you know, I've had those. I'm happy it was different today.feedback

Jul 16 2017

My wife's totally fine with me still playing. She's my No1 supporter. She's amazing. I love playing the big stages still.feedback

Jul 16 2017

For me a break really worked wonders. I am still surprised it did as much as it did. I had to take some tough decisions along the way, like pulling out of the French. In hindsight it looks so simple: you just do that to win Wimbledon. But it's not.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Thank God I've played also guys who were not called Rafa, Andy or Novak (in finals) in the past. From that standpoint I don't want to say it's more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin, even though the matches were extremely close. It's a big deal. I love this tournament. All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, be so close now at this stage, is a great feeling.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's a big deal. I love this tournament. All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, be so close now at this stage, is a great feeling.feedback

Jul 16 2017

But it's not like we've played against each other 30 times. You feel like you have to reinvent the wheel. It's more straightforward, in my opinion. I think that's nice in some ways. It's a nice change, but it doesn't make things easier.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I came through the juniors with all these guys. It's nice to see them still hanging on.feedback

Jul 15 2017

All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, to be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I'm going to try to play within myself. I have to play offensive myself. If you give Marin now-time on the ball, he can finish points nicely. The court is still playing quite fast. It helps on my serve, but it also helps him. I'm sure it's going to be close.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Then, of course, it's discussions with my wife about the family, about my kids. Is everybody happy on tour? For the time being, it seems like absolutely no problem, which is wonderful. Then success to some extent also is key for staying out there. This tournament, again, helps me to stay hopefully on tour longer, to be honest.feedback

Jul 14 2017

It's great, but it doesn't give me the title quite yet. That's why I came here this year. I'm so close now, so I just got to stay focused.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Giving your body rest from time to time is a good thing, as we see now. And I'm happy it's paying off because for a second, of course, there is doubts there that maybe one day you'll never be able to come back and play a match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. But it happened, and it's happened many, many times this week.feedback

Jul 14 2017

I was able to come up with the goods when it mattered.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Can't almost believe it's true again.feedback

Jul 14 2017

You make it sound like the gap is huge. I don't feel like it's that long ago, to be honest; 2003 feels like ages ago, because of the ponytail, the beard, whatever, you name it. This one is different. I kind of looked the same back in 2012, or at least I hope so.feedback

Jul 14 2017

What I'm happy about is I'm fresh in the second week at Wimbledon. That was the idea behind skipping the French Open: to be healthy and in form at Wimbledon. And that worked out for me.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Against the best players you have to play this way, even if it's sometimes a bit extreme. And I think Marin has succeeded in getting to this level, not all the time but enough to feel comfortable in big matches. His serve has improved and changed since working with Ivanisevic. He hits it faster after the toss, which makes it harder to read because honestly, in the past, for someone so tall, he didn't serve as well as he should. Now he serves well, very well. So we'll see on Sunday.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Last year I had a hard time practicing through the clay court season. The grass-court season was difficult because of back issues. ... I was more focused on how the knee's behaving rather than how I need to hit my forehand or backhand. This year, I'm just a normal tennis player again where I can focus on tactics. I'm rested. I'm fresh. I'm confident, too.feedback

Jul 12 2017

That was the idea [of the break], that the second week of Wimbledon I would feel my best. And I think it's coming along nicely, to be honest.feedback

Jul 12 2017

For me, it worked out. Sometimes the body and the mind do need a rest. Once you hit 30, you've got to look back and think of how much tennis have I played, how much rest did I give my body over the years, how much training have I done, did I do enough, did I overdo it? It's always calibrating the whole thing.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Of course, I'm surprised to see them going out. Novak's not missed any Slams, basically. I don't want to say sooner or later these things unfortunately happen, but he's played a lot of tennis in recent years. For him to be hurt at some stage is only normal. Andy, I hope by playing, he didn't make things worse.feedback

Jul 12 2017

I can't believe it's 100 matches, it's a lot but I'm very happy my body has kept me going all these years. You have to make sure you average is as high as possible every day and I think I'm doing a great job this week.feedback

Jul 12 2017

They will have their word to say of the outcome of the matches. They've got big serves, big forehands – big hitters, really. All three guys are taller and stronger than I am. I've got to figure out a different way – carve my way through the draw somehow with my slice, my spins, my consistency, maybe. I'm looking forward to doing that.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I didn't expect it go to that easy. It wasn't as easy maybe as it looks like.feedback

Jul 10 2017

(Winning Wimbledon) is going to be a tough one regardless if I played the French Open or not. The good thing is I am not trying to heal something like last year's (injured knee).feedback

Jul 10 2017

I thought it was a terrific match and I didn't expect it to go that easy for me.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I'm definitely feeling better. Today I feel 50 per cent better than I did two days ago. I'm happy things are progressing well, and I hope that on Monday I'm back to 100 per cent.feedback

Jul 09 2017

But then there's a strong, strong team as well around the generation of Rafa and Murray and Djokovic obviously, as well.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I came through the juniors with all these guys. It's nice to see them still hanging on, still enjoying the tour, still being tough out there, making it difficult for the youngsters to break through. There is a bit of that clash right now – the young ones trying to push out, especially, the 35-plus guys. But then there's a strong, strong team, as well, around the generation of Rafa and Murray and Djokovic, obviously.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I thought that everybody this week was going to find their form, especially speaking about Andy and Novak. ... With me, I hoped I was going to be there. Whereas with Rafa's confidence, I thought he was also going to be there. So I'm not that surprised. But it's great.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I've almost had more problems with my cold than the opponents, even though there were some problems today and a tiebreaker is always a bit delicate. I'm definitely feeling better. Today I feel 50 percent better than I did two days ago.feedback

Jul 08 2017

It's important to get through the first week with a good feeling.feedback

Jul 07 2017

Sometimes it's not attached any more. You know, it's like dead grass. It changes colour. And that bit can be slippery. It's not a good sign, and you should always take the players' opinion serious, especially when both say it.feedback

Jul 05 2017

A player should not go on court if he knows he should not finish. The question is, did they truly believe they were going to finish? If they did, I think it's okay that they walk on court. Otherwise, I feel they should give up the spot.feedback

Jul 04 2017

I feel for the crowd. They're there to watch good tennis. Proper tennis. At least they see the two of us, who gave it all they had. They saw other players that tried, at least. It's unfortunate that it happened. A player should not go on court if he knows he (can) not finish. The question is: Did they truly believe they were going to finish? If they did, I think it's OK that they walk on court. Otherwise, I feel they should give up the spot. The ATP has adjusted its rule, but maybe the Slams should ... look at what they could do for the players to make it just a little bit easier.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - London

We start off in London fairly grey and there could be some spits and spots of rain first thing. But I think by the time play gets under way that should be gone.feedback

Jul 01 2017

The fall just really scared me.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I was ready to play in Paris. I just didn't feel ready to go yet. We all felt the same way, that it's better to save myself and give it all I have for the rest of the season – not just the grass-court season, but looking beyond that, too, all the way to the American summer, staying on a 'fast-court tennis' sort of mindset. I kind of never regretted it, even though it hurt.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I don't want to be at the mercy of my opponent. I want to take charge, play aggressive myself. So for that, I need to be fast on my feet and quick in my mind. I just need enough rest so I can play enough inspired tennis.feedback

Jul 01 2017

It's very even, when we put it all out on the line.feedback

Jul 01 2017

It's like that, but (things) can change tomorrow, very quickly.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Queen's for Andy (where he was knocked out early) doesn't matter so much because I feel like he's one of the best players in the first week at Wimbledon, so I don't worry too much for him there. He can play himself into shape for week two.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Depending how fit it is, if he's anything close to 100 percent physically, I consider him (Murray) one of the big favourites to win the tournament. It's that simple. It's the same for Novak and the same for Rafa. I think it's very even when we put it all out on the line. Everybody has their own little story right now.feedback

Jul 01 2017

But I see that they are going to be tough to beat here.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Novak is just coming back from winning Eastbourne now. Rafa is coming in red hot from the clay. So I see it positive for them rather than negative in some shape, which I'm sure people will try to see that way.feedback

Jun 25 2017

It has been a difficult year with a lot of practice, training and rehab so I am very happy to be back on the court.feedback

Jun 24 2017

I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set.feedback

Jun 23 2017

I think I did it very well. I had lots of chances to even go up a double break in the second set.feedback

Jun 23 2017

I thought I was very calm out there, even in difficult moments. I was calm serving out the first and second sets. Those are always signs for me that things are slowly starting to fall into place nicely.feedback

Jun 19 2017

I didn't want to compromise the goal of the grasscourt season, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and beyond ... But it's not a trend that I might follow in the future. I don't know what the future holds. This was just a one-off decision.feedback

Jun 16 2017

I think pressure is a good thing. For me I like being nervous, I find that it helps me concentrate better. It can obviously be stressful at times but once you get out there on the court, nerves and pressure are a good thing.feedback

Jun 16 2017

I feel like it helps you to perform better once you've experienced it enough times. Hopefully, that will be the same again this year.feedback

Jun 15 2017

If you don't take your chances, like I didn't, leading a set and a break, you really only have yourself to blame at the end.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I definitely was not as sharp as I was hoping to be in maybe the big moments, or the moment when I had the lead and where I feel I should have been cruising from that moment on.feedback

May 26 2017

Rafa has presented me with the biggest challenge in the game.feedback

May 22 2017

I need to recognize that scheduling will be the key to my longevity moving forward.feedback

May 15 2017

I will miss the French fans, who have always been so supportive, and I look forward to seeing them at Roland Garros next year.feedback

May 15 2017

The start to the year has been magical for me but I need to recognize that scheduling will be the key to my longevity moving forward. Thus, my team and I concluded today that playing just one event on clay was not in the best interest of my tennis and physical preparation for the remainder of the season.feedback

May 15 2017

I've been working really hard, both on and off the court, during the last month, but in order to try and play on the ATP World Tour for many years to come, I feel it's best to skip the clay court season this year.feedback

Apr 03 2017

The body needs a break, the mind needs a break.feedback

Apr 02 2017

When I'm healthy and feeling good, I can produce tennis like this. That's why taking a break and resting during the clay season and focusing on Roland Garros [the French Open], the grass and the hard courts after that is best. It would be great to be No. 1 again, but it's a long way away.feedback

Apr 02 2017

I don't want to be that guy. I really don't.feedback

Apr 02 2017

Just do it one more time and go out there and be brave on the big points, you know. I think I was able to do that. That's the plan for now. Then, yeah, hopefully I'll play the French, but we'll see how all of the buildup is going to go. I would rather stay take a step back and then really come back with a lot of energy and happiness. Then I can share that with everybody. Otherwise you'll see me here, and you will see that all I want to do is get out of here.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - FedEx

It feels like old times. We're playing each other every week now. We can't get enough of each other.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I had belief I could turn it around, even then, . I got incredibly lucky. Could have gone either way. Felt like maybe this one I should have lost.feedback

Mar 30 2017

Is it the best I've ever played? For me, it's hard to say yes to that question. ... Maybe on the offensive side, overall, I think I'm doing definitely a few things better than I ever have. I do feel that I have improved. The game has evolved, I had to adjust, but overall I do believe I'm probably a better player than I was 10 years ago.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I think coming out of a brutal match and then feeling fit like a fiddle in the morning, it's like when you go clubbing. You know, you don't feel the same when you're older. It's a good example because everybody knows that feeling. Not that I've ever -- you know?feedback

Mar 30 2017

This isn't fun anymore. You have to be careful not to play too conservative when it matters, because you've seen too many times what can happen if you don't. But when you have a young mind, you just go for it sometimes. That's when great things happen, when you play committed tennis. For me, it's always a balance; play the percentages, yet play free and young in the mind.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I believed I could turn it around, I was feeling it. Whereas in other matches, when you don't feel it, sometimes you're like mentally at the plane already. Maybe you think, You never know.' But things never turn around if you give it the old 'never know' play.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I enjoy playing tiebreakers. They're sometimes what wins you tournaments.feedback

Mar 27 2017

I would love to play against (del Potro). We've had some epic matches against each other. I'm sure the crowd would love to see it.feedback

Mar 20 2017

Stan missed a first serve and then it was second serve, step in and stay aggressive, come to the net and finish. You vision it, and you do it. And it's so simple, and when you can't play that way, everything becomes so complex. I know I'm riding a wave right now.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I think as long as the body is this way and I can remind myself, don't play with fear and don't play with too much pressure and don't try to do well, I'll be able to play like this. But the body needs to be there so the mind will follow.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I'm as surprised as everybody else. I did hear about Andy having some issues in Dubai already with his arm but only, like, vaguely.feedback

Mar 20 2017

It's great, but you definitely have to reassess your goals maybe now and see, where do you go from here? Because this was not part of the plan, to win Australia and Indian Wells, I can tell you that.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I didn't know right away, because I've never been an injured guy, per se. But I realized by October what an opportunity it was to be injured and what it could mean for the rest of my career. I didn't think it was going to be this beautiful, but I'll take it. Look, it takes its toll. It's going to be interesting who picks it up faster of the two guys – Novak or Andy – now. I guess I achieved that.feedback

Mar 17 2017

I was actually really looking forward to the match. That's just how tennis goes. It's a pity, but I'm really happy with my time in Indian Wells.feedback

Mar 16 2017

It's a nice feeling to win the last three, I can tell you that. After the Australian hype, to play here in America right away, all of them are very special. Obviously can't celebrate too long this time around. I have to get back to work in a couple of days.feedback

Mar 16 2017

I have been able to put so many hours onto the racket now. And really since this year, I feel super comfortable with the racket, and I think I also have gained confidence stepping into it. Obviously, you have to take it on the rise, and for that you need good footwork, because if the footwork is not right, you won't be on top of the ball.feedback

Mar 16 2017

I feel like Nick and me, we have a lot of options, so it's hard for us to always pick the right one. He's basically been the first guy to tell me, Hit the backhand, damnit, don't just hold back and slice all the time. As a kid, I used to always slice.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I was very happy I was able to loosen up and play good tennis. I started to serve really well, move around the court great.feedback

Feb 20 2017

I have seen his wicked forehand go past me too often that it would be nice to have it on my team and actually admire his forehand and admire his shot-making.feedback

Feb 20 2017

It has maybe no points and that is why people might consider it an exhibition. But that is not how the captains see it. That is not how Rod Laver sees it.feedback

Feb 20 2017

I would love to play with Rafa just because our rivalry has been so special.feedback

Jan 30 2017

Waking up, I don't know if I slept, even if I did sleep. I had to look at the highlights again to remember how close the match was again. I said to myself, I'm all in. I still had the mindset that I had nothing to lose.feedback

Jan 30 2017

It was about staying calm and believing the work's paying off and that the variety I have in my game maybe allows me to maybe sneak in one or a couple. If you look back at my results, in 2016 and especially in 2015, I think I played some really good tennis and some good attacking tennis. Honestly I believed I could do it, the question was how's Novak (Djokovic) going to play, how's Andy (Murray) going to play, Rafa and everybody. I knew it was going to be hard because they're not getting any worse and I am getting older so I don't have much time.feedback

Jan 29 2017

The magnitude of this match is going to feel different. I can't compare this one with any other one except for maybe the French Open in '09. I waited for the French Open, I tried, I fought. I tried again and failed. Eventually I made it. This feels similar, yeah.feedback

Jan 29 2017

For me it's all about the comeback, about an epic match with Rafa again, ... that I can still do it at my age after not having won a slam for almost five years. That's what I see. The last problem is the slam count – honestly, it doesn't matter. This one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years. We're going to party like rock stars tonight.feedback

Jan 29 2017

It remains for me the ultimate challenge to play against him. It's super sweet, because I haven't beaten him a Grand Slam final for a long time now. We're going to party like rock stars tonight. I wasn't sure I was going to make it here but here I am – we made it. Tennis is a tough sport, there's no draws. If there was going to be one, I would have been happy to have it tonight and share it with Rafa, really.feedback

Jan 29 2017

Against Rafa it's always epic. This one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years.feedback

Jan 29 2017

I did believe I had the game, and the mental and physical capacities to do it again. I never lost belief.feedback

Jan 27 2017

No, in that moment, for sure we never thought that we had the chance to be, again, in a final, and especially in the first of the year.feedback

Jan 26 2017

I was on one leg, he had the wrist injury and we were playing some mini-tennis with some juniors and we said, That's the best we can do right now. A few months later, we're potentially going to be in the final. I think it's been a very special tournament for both of us already. I'll leave it all out here in Australia and if I can't walk for another five months, that's okay. I'll give it my best shot. It feels amazing. I never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would come this far in Australia. I have a couple of days off. It's beautiful, I'm so happy.feedback

Jan 26 2017

It's real, I can really actually talk about a final, I've been dodging that bullet for the last few days. Rafa's given me the most problems in the game ... I'm probably Rafa's number one fan, I think his game is just tremendous. He's an incredible competitor. I'm happy that we've had some epic battles over the years and of course it would be unreal to play him here. (Dimitrov)'s got a very complete game. He can mix it up really well. He's very confident and you never want to play confident players, but it's him or Rafa.feedback

Jan 26 2017

It's going to be special either way – one is going to go for his first slam or it's the epic battle with Rafa. All I care about is that I can win. Doesn't matter who's across the net, but I understand the magnitude of the match against Nadal. I'll leave it all out here in Australia and if I can't walk for another five months, that's OK.feedback

Jan 26 2017

I felt like everything happened so quickly. It feels amazing. I never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I was going to be coming this far here in Australia. It's beautiful.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I think it definitely went as good as it possibly could have gone. I had to adapt my style. It was a nice match. I think I played great. I'm happy, I never thought I was going to be this good. And here I am, still standing, in a semi against Stan, it couldn't be cooler for the both of us. I think him and Rafa know my game best. Stan and I practiced so much together. Yeah, I guess those two guys know me very well.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I think now that I'm in the semis, feeling as good as I am, playing as good as I am, that's a huge surprise to me.feedback

Jan 23 2017

I guess it's good for tennis that a lot of guys believe stronger now that the top guys are beatable, are vulnerable, especially on a faster court. But two huge surprises. No doubt about that.feedback

Jan 22 2017

It was about staying with him. ... almost going down 6-0, I thought 'It's not going to get any worse from there'. Huge win for me in my career.feedback

Jan 20 2017

From the baseline, honestly, I felt worlds better than in the first couple of rounds.feedback

Jan 20 2017

It's just crazy how quick I got out of the blocks. What a difference it was in the feeling afterward. I did surprise myself.feedback

Jan 20 2017

Guess I'm ready. There's no turning back. He's ... maybe the best backhand in the business right now. Really got my work cut out for me.feedback

Jan 16 2017

I was feeling nervous once the match actually started.feedback

Jan 02 2017

I thought for a first match it was great, because my expectations were obviously quite low. After all these years, it would be nice to win another one – of course I'd even take two or three or four. We'll see. It's tough at the top. A lot of good guys out there right now. I'll give it a chance, and see what happens.feedback

Jan 02 2017

I'd like to live it again. I'm a little bit sad it's over, because it was so nice out there. I was actually quite emotional. When I walked down, I was like, Oh my God, this is better than I thought it would be.feedback

Jan 02 2017

I don't have any pain. It's been nice that I was able to get rid of that early.feedback

Aug 24 2016 - Olympic Games

When it's swollen, you can't compete at the best level.feedback

Aug 24 2016 - Olympic Games

I never really had pain, funny enough. It just felt unstable.feedback

Jun 01 2014

This one, I felt I was in good form. I really feel I could have done something.feedback

Jun 01 2014

If the rules allow you to do that, you know, what can you do? That's part of the game. In the past, I guess, it's been abused much more than today, but still, what can you tell? He didn't look hurt in any way. But if you can use it, you know, might as well do it.feedback

Sep 02 2013

It's been a difficult last three months, you know. My consistency is just not quite there yet. Maybe on a daily basis, set-by-set or point-by-point basis, maybe that's something that has been difficult for me.feedback

Jun 26 2013

He was uncomfortable to play against. I think he served and volleyed really well. It was difficult to get into that much rhythm clearly against a player like that. I struggled maybe on the big points, you know, this time around again, like I have for some time this season. I still have plans to play for many more years to come. It's normal that after all of a sudden losing early after being in the quarters 36 times, people feel it's different.feedback

Aug 05 2012

I think this is as good as I could do during these championships; Andy was much better than I was today in many aspects of the game. For me, it's been a great month. I won Wimbledon, became world No. 1 again, and I got silver. Don't feel too bad for me.feedback

Jul 08 2012

It's clear that was the key to the match. I knew that if I stayed aggressive I was going to have my chances, even if he defends incredibly well.feedback

Jul 08 2012

I mean there was so much on the line, so I didn't try to think of the world No. 1 ranking or the 7th or the 17th. So I think that's going to actually, for a change, take much longer to sort of understand, what I was able to achieve today. Yeah, it was crazy how it all happened under the circumstances. Yeah, I played terrific.feedback

Jul 08 2012

I really do believe deep down in me he will win Grand Slams, not just one. I really do believe and hope for him that he's going to win one soon.feedback

Jul 08 2012

As we know, the world No. 1, you don't get those gifted; I was up two sets to love in the quarters here last year and two sets to love up at the U.S. Open. So many chances if you like. Maybe I got nervous, maybe the other guys were just too good you know. I never stopped believing, and I started playing more even though I have a family. I don't know. It all worked out. I got great momentum, got great confidence and it all came together. It's just a magical moment for me.feedback

Nov 15 2011

Anyone can beet anyone.feedback

Jun 03 2011

It always seems to me that Rafa needs to be in the French Open final to make it special, and I got the match I guess I was hoping. After beating Novak, it's in a way a gift that I get the chance, and I'm looking forward to it.feedback

Jun 03 2011

Perhaps it's a nice present for him that I beat Novak today.feedback

Jun 03 2011

Let's talk again in six months.feedback

Jun 07 2009

It was almost unplayable for me. I was just hoping to serve some good serves and hoping he'd make four errors. It was that bad.feedback

Jun 07 2009

This could be my biggest victory, the one that takes off the most pressure. Now for the rest of my career, I can play relaxed and never hear again that I never won the French Open.feedback

May 17 2009

I thought I took all the right decisions today. In the end, it was a perfect game for me. Things are falling into place, and of course it's the right time to get the victory.feedback

May 17 2009

I don't think he's going to take any damage away from this. I'm sure he's going to be rock solid in Paris again.feedback

Sep 08 2008

That was the key. After that, I began to play freely.feedback

Sep 08 2008

I felt great. I felt like I was invincible for a while again.feedback

Sep 08 2008

I was so tired after Beijing coming here, and then of course I'm a bit worried.feedback

Sep 08 2008

All sorts of crazy people started writing me and trying to reach me, telling me I need some help either mentally or physically.feedback

Sep 08 2008

It's all about wins, and that's why this is huge. This is massive, really, and I'm very, very happy about this Grand Slam. People come out of the closet and think they can start helping me now. It's just a pain. This sort of puts them to rest a little bit, and calms down the phones at my parents' house a little bit, which I'm happy about. Maybe I put it down as sickness when I still feel a little bit slow sometimes.feedback

Aug 11 2008

It's being part of the biggest sports event in the world. I talk to some players who did not play in 1996 or 2000 and there are definitely some regrets.feedback

Jun 09 2008

I would have hoped, of course, to get more today than four games. But Rafa is really very, very strong this year. He dominated this tournament like perhaps never before. Like Bjorn. He deserves this title.feedback

Jun 09 2008

I definitely think he's improved. He's much better on defense, much better on offense. When you really cannot play your game and he can play exactly what he wants from the baseline, well, you end up with scores like this sometimes. It's tough for the opponent, obviously.feedback

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