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42 Roger Federer Quotes on Success (TENNIS)

Top 10 Most Famous Roger Federer Quotes (BEST)

“Tennis can be a very frustrating sport. There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something 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.”

Roger Federer
I'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, that's when you start playing your best.
Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, that’s when you start playing your best.
Failure can never overtake me if my determination towards success is strong enough.
Failure can never overtake me if my determination towards success is strong enough.
A man who wins, is a man who thinks he can.
A man who wins, is a man who thinks he can.
I fear no one, but respect everyone.
I fear no one, but respect everyone.
When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up, and for me it’s tennis.
When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up, and for me it’s tennis.
You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.
You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.
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.
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.

9 Roger Federer Quotes on Winning and Success

“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
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.
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.

“Winning or losing, it’s always something special and something you’ll remember, even more so when the match was as dramatic as it was today. It’s even more memorable when I see my kids there with my wife and everything. That’s what touched me the most, to be quite honest. The disappointment of the match itself went pretty quickly.”

Roger Federer
The more I lose, the more they believe they can beat me. But believing is not enough, you still have to beat me.
The more I lose, the more they believe they can beat me. But believing is not enough, you still have to beat me.
I definitely need to use my chances when they come because definitely there won't be many.
I definitely need to use my chances when they come because definitely there won’t be many.

“It is always on my mind that I can crush anyone. That’s not an issue. But I believe it is the same for most athletes. If you stop believing that you can win tournaments, then you can’t do it.”

Roger Federer
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.
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.
Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.

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.”

Roger Federer

7 Roger Federer Quotes on Playing Tennis

“When I was 12 years old, I was just horrible. My parents were ashamed to watch my matches. I would play on a court at the local club and they would watch from the balcony. They would scream, ‘Be quiet’ to me and I would scream back, ‘Go and have a drink. Leave me alone.’ Then we would drive home in a very quiet car. No one speaking to each other.”

Roger Federer
What I think I’ve managed to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all kinds of conditions.
What I think I’ve managed to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all kinds of conditions.
My game is a lot about footwork. If I move well, I play well.
My game is a lot about footwork. If I move well, I play well.
Seriously. I'm not playing to prove anything to journalists. I'm playing for myself, for my fans, to make people happy.
Seriously. I’m not playing to prove anything to journalists. I’m playing for myself, for my fans, to make people happy.
I am extremely proud and honoured to have beaten Pete Sampras’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.
I am extremely proud and honoured to have beaten Pete Sampras’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.
I love tennis! I’ve always felt like this because it is such a classy sport with a great, competitive flair to it.
I love tennis! I’ve always felt like this because it is such a classy sport with a great, competitive flair to it.

“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

7 InspirationalRoger Federer Quotes About Life

“Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical – I try to push myself to move well. 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.”

Roger Federer
My parents were skeptical about my chances to become a professional player. I told them to trust me and eventually achieved my dreams.
My parents were skeptical about my chances to become a professional player. I told them to trust me and eventually achieved my dreams.
If you do your best, at least you’ll have no regrets, and you can look back and you can be proud of what you’ve achieved.
If you do your best, at least you’ll have no regrets, and you can look back and you can be proud of what you’ve achieved.

“No one is going to do the running for you, you have to do it yourself, you can’t be substituted. If I don’t run, I’m not going to win any points, it’s that simple.”

Roger Federer
The one thing you can do for sure is push the luck on your side.
The one thing you can do for sure is push the luck on your side.
Mentally, I'm not ever going to go away.
Mentally, I’m not ever going to go away.

“One of my big, big strengths I think early on in my career was that I could learn very quickly. You wouldn’t have to tell me the things 10 times or 50 times until I would understand them. You would only have to tell me two or three times.”

Roger Federer

7 WiseRoger Federer Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“I’ve always known that the image you patiently construct for your entire career can be ruined in a minute. It scares you a bit, but that’s just the way things are.”

Roger Federer
When you're good at something, make that everything.
When you’re good at something, make that everything.
Don’t let yourself get lured in by all the stuff that’s going on and what people are saying, and follow your path.
Don’t let yourself get lured in by all the stuff that’s going on and what people are saying, and follow your path.
We can't always agree on everything.
We can’t always agree on everything.
I definitely feel there's room for improvement.
I definitely feel there’s room for improvement.
Don’t underestimate yourself, you are more capable than you think.
Don’t underestimate yourself, you are more capable than you think.

“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

2 Roger Federer Quotes on being a father

“I’m as patient a father as I am on the tennis court. It takes a lot for me to get really upset, but sometimes kids can get you really cross if they really keep bugging you.”

Roger Federer
Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.
Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.

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