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Roger Federer quotes: the Swiss tennis star’s top quotes.

“I always had the dream.”

“When you’re good at something, make that everything.”

“If you die trying, you die winning.”

“Success is a nice thing because it always means you’ve taken a step forward and it gives you a sense of pride, which in turn gives you confidence and experience, a positive circle, so to speak.”

“There’s no way around hard work.  Embrace it.”

“If you don’t do anything or you just do the same thing over and over again, you stay the same, and staying the same is going backwards.”

“You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.”

“You have to put in a lot of sacrifice and effort for sometimes little reward but you have to know that if you put in the right effort the reward will come.”

“I always believe if you’re stuck in a hole and maybe things aren’t going well you will come out stronger.  Everything in life is this way.”

“Never stop improving.”

“A man who wins is a man who thinks he can.”

“Winning is just an absolute dream come true.  The fairy tale continues.”

“The one thing you can do for sure is push the luck on your side.”

“You can be stubborn and successful or you can give it up a bit and change things around.  For me it’s important to have a bit of both.”

“Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, that’s when you start playing your best.”

“When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up.  And for me that is tennis.”

“Sometimes it can be very motivating and inspiring, too, to see yourself do great things.”

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

“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.”

“It is always in my mind still that I can crush anybody.  That’s not an issue.  But I think that is the same for most athletes.  If you don’t believe you can win tournaments anymore, then you can’t do it.”

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

“I fear no one, but respect everyone.”

“My advice is you’ve got to make sure you wear the clothes and not let the clothes wear you.  It’s quite simple in a way.  Don’t wear something you totally feel uncomfortable with, but take some chances.  Play around a bit.  I felt very uncomfortable in suits when I was younger, so what I just started doing was wearing suits when I was going to dinner.  I used to overdress a little bit so I got used to wearing suits.  Now wearing a suit is like wearing a track suit for me.  So it’s all good.”

“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.”

“Respect everyone.  Be honest.  I once heard this saying, it said, ‘It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.’  I heard that way back when I was 18, and I feel it sums up how I feel.”

“For me it’s the only right thing to do: to be happy, feel happy, and also share that with the people.  It’s very important to me.”

“I always knew I had something special.”

“I can’t see myself as the kind of idol Michael Jordan was to me – so above all the rest – I feel like I’m not like him.  Maybe I am, but it’s weird.  I can’t wrap my head around that.”

“I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that’s what my biggest improvement is over all those years.  Under pressure I can see things very clear.”

“I look like I’m so laid-back, I love everything, it all came so easily for me.  But it wasn’t like that at all.”

“I need the fire, the excitement, the whole roller coaster.”

“My dad said, ‘If you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred.'”

“I really appreciate all the support.  I’ve always said that the fact that I get so much support, it’s not normal for me.  I’m really – I’m not sure if it’s the right word – very proud, it makes me really emotional, getting all this support from all over the world.”

“You guys make me nervous.  You guys make me practice.  You guys fill the stadiums.  I just want to thank your for everything.  Wouldn’t be the same without you guys.  Thank you.”

“I know it [retirement] is sooner or later.  I know I’m not 22 anymore, but I don’t have a date.  If the body allows me to play, my family allows me to play, if the success is still there, if I’m happy to travel, I will continue.  But the four things have to work, if one of the four doesn’t work, it may be time to stop.  But for now, it’s okay.”

“I worked extremely hard to have a great career.  I’m happy with what I achieved, and hope I can keep going.”

“I have a deeper love for the game today.  Before it was chasing the dream.  Today it is living the dream and appreciating I can still do it.  It’s a wonderful feeling.”

“So it’s been quite a journey and I’m happy it’s still like that.”

“You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.”

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