Last 2 quotes in attributed dont have sources. Can somebody suppy them please. Quotes by Roger are better sourced with asapsports.com as they contain actual press conference interviews and they are more permanent than news website articles. However asapsports.com also reorganise their pages so when time permits can editors please check the links of sources. --jagbot
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What do I do with a whole page of quotes about federer, like this? http://www.rogerfedererbook.com/quotes.php
Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced or inadequately sourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Roger Federer. --Antiquary 15:12, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
- They dont know an unforced error from a croissant' - taking a dig at the match statisticians in French Open 2007.
- I fear no one, but respect everyone.
- You can never be bigger than the game and I think you always have to remember that.
- Oui, c'est moi [Yes, it's me].
- To the audience just after losing to Rafael Nadal in their 3rd successive French Open final (2008).
- He's like a cat with seven lives...Nine lives? How many do they have? [Questioner: Nine.]. Yeah, I thought so. Seven would have been easy.
- On Lleyton Hewitt after his semfinal win at Cincinnati Masters, 2007.
- Oh, I wish my cow was here to see this. (after a great point against André Agassi,(Rally For Relief, 2005) referring to the cow he was given after winning Wimbledon 2003.
- It's nice to be important, but it's most important to be nice. (when he was asked about his popularity after winning Wimbledon 2007)
- It's great...being there till the end, seeing an empty locker room and a full stadium.
- Because people sometimes miss it, and sometimes they don't have it, they want it. And when they have it, they don't want it.
- It's just unreal, I'm shocked myself. I've played good matches here, but never really almost destroyed somebody.
- I should have won earlier after having 15-40 a couple of times but it needed a tiebreak because he hangs in there. He’s like a cat, with seven lives. How many do they have? Nine, yeah, thought so, seven would have been easy.
- After defeating Hewitt in the semi final of Cincinnati Masters 2007
About Roger Federer (unsourced)
- Roger Federer is definitely the best tennis player of all-time. He is the perfect tennis player. Some players are great physically, some mentally, and others technically, Roger is all of them. He has no weaknesses. You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none. He is the complete player. When I played against him I always had the feeling that I had to play the perfect match and still hope that he had a bad day.
- Marat Safin, being asked who is the greatest of all-time
- In my opinion he's the best player ever. When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court.
- Fabrice Santoro, who played 20 of the 24 players to hold the No. 1 South African Airways ATP Ranking
- He’s the most complete tennis player in the history of tennis, that’s for sure. With all due respects to (Andre) Agassi and (Pete) Sampras and the rest of the gang. But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.
- Marat Safin, after losing 2009 Australian Open 3rd Round to Federer
- I had a great tournament but I came up against, in my opinion, the best player ever to play the game today.
- Andy Murray, after losing 2008 US Open Final to Federer
- He's an artist on this surface. He can stay back. He can come in. No weaknesses. Federer could win Wimbledon six, seven, eight times. He can play on any kind of surface, he is so complete. And if he continues the way he has been doing and stays away from injuries and still has the motivation, he will be the greatest player ever. I think the motivation is the key thing and he has the motivation to continue to play for another three or five years.
- Bjorn Borg, winner of 11 Grand Slams, at Wimbledon 2007.
- He's probably the greatest player that ever lived.
- John McEnroe, BBC Wimbledon 2006 live broadcast.
- He can beat half the guys with his eyes closed!
- John McEnroe, BBC Wimbledon 2006 live broadcast.
- If you want to be a tennis player, then mould yourself on Roger Federer. I won three Wimbledon titles and I wish I could play like him.
- He's probably the most talented person to ever carry a racquet around—the shots that he can come up with, the way he's kind of become a totally complete player. But I think off the court, it's huge. There have been a lot of good champions, but he's just classy. He is never high and mighty in the locker room or anything like that.
- Roger is at the top, and he's the only person at the top, regardless of how much people want to make rivalry comparisons and this, that and the other. He's the best player in the game. There's no question in my mind.
- Andy Roddick, after losing to Federer in the Final of 2006 US Open.
- We have a guy from Switzerland who is just playing the game a way I haven't seen anyone—and I mean anyone—play before. How fortunate we are to be able to see that. If he stays healthy and motivated—and the wonderful feel he has stays with him—he is the kind of guy who can overtake the greatest.
- Boris Becker, winner of 6 Grand Slams.
- Roger Federer is the only guy I watch for his strokes. He is just beautiful. He can hit every single shot you could ever think of. John [McEnroe] and Ilie [Nastase] were very talented but you always knew there were some shots they couldn't hit. Not with Federer. I would go and watch him practice, he's so good.
- Ivan Lendl, winner of 8 Grand Slams.
- I've never enjoyed watching someone playing tennis as much as Federer. I'm just in awe. Pete Sampras was wonderful but he relied so much on his serve, whereas Roger has it all, he's just so graceful, elegant and fluid—a symphony in tennis whites. Roger can produce tennis shots that should be declared illegal.
- He's the best player I've ever played against, full stop ... and he was just too good today.
- Tim Henman, after losing in the 2nd round of Wimbledon 2006 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.
- He's Roger. What can you say?
- Mario Ancic after their quarter final at Wimbledon 2006.
- He's not just number one, he's the best in history. He has 12 Grand Slams and I'm sure he'll get the record (14). He can do it all. He serves very well, he has a very good forehand and backhand. He has no weak points.
- David Ferrer after his loss in Shanghai 2007
- It was pretty loud when we were in training...We talked more than we trained, training didn't seem too important to us. We just wanted to have a good time and we goofed around a lot. One of us was frequently kicked off the court. Roger lost to practically everyone in training. He was the only one that I beat, but the difference was enormous. When it came down to business, he could flip a switch and become a completely different person. I admired that about him. I could give him a thrashing in training but when we played at a tournament together, he gave me a thrashing. Even back then he was a real competitor. Soon after enrolling in school at the age of six, Federer became the best in his age group and trained three times a week in and around Basel.
- Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player, commenting on Federer's Junior Years
- I played unbelievable, and if it was not Roger Federer on the other side of the net I would have won, 400 per cent.
- Tomas Berdych, No. 10 in the world, Davis Cup tie, Sept. 23, 2007
- First, no way I would be a journalist. You guys have tried to kill Roger - often. But he's always come back and proved you wrong. So one thing I would not do is make the mistake of saying Roger is dead.
- Rafael Nadal, when asked what he would write about Federer's decline if he were a journalist
- What has delighted me in the last two weeks: Roger comes to the practice with a freshness in his head as he would when he was a junior. I’m really fascinated. It sparkles in his eyes. If I say, 'You are going to have 1 ½ days off,' he says, 'Maybe it’s fine tomorrow, maybe we can train.' That shows me that he has the right mental attitude.
- Pierre Paganini, Federer's fitness instructor