uncanny—he’s never out of place.”
"Oh, I would
be honored to even be compared to Roger. He is such an unbelievable talent,
and is capable of anything. Roger could be the greatest tennis player
of all time."
everything he gets.”
“He's got everything.
He's a legend. Now he's an icon. He's got 15 majors—that's
a lot of majors. That's a lot of work.”
I have to give it to him. The critics say Laver, and Nadal's beaten
him a few times, but in my book he is.”
“He stays back
better than me, his backhand is better, and his forehand is just as good.”
“For the next
four or five years, his competition will be the record books.”
“Roger is the best player in the world.”
The game needs
him…let’s hope he has the same drive that Sampras had for
“This is a guy
who buys drinks for photographers and thanks reporters who show up for
his press conferences.”
“Roger has this
natural instinct for getting better—and he did. I find that incredible.
I always had someone to tell me if something was wrong. He just feels
“I wish I could
play like Roger Federer.”
a really great guy. He respects people.”
is second to none.”
never seen anything quite like him.”
“In this age
of nuclear equipment and super-sized players, Federer plays with the deftness
of long-ago men of modest size in long white slacks, rolled-up shirtsleeves
and wooden rackets.”
"He's the most
gifted player that I've ever seen in my life. I've seen a lot of
people play. I've seen the (Rod) Lavers, I played against some of
the great players—the Samprases, Beckers, Connors, Borgs, you name
it. This guy could be the greatest of all time. That, to me, says it all."
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."
"Roger’s forehand is the greatest shot in our sport."
“This guy is
the real deal, and his game is the whole package.”
“He can hit
from anywhere on the court and plays with elegance.”
“You can talk
to Roger like a simple man on the street.”
young and explosive and has a powerful game.”
"We have a guy
from Switzerland who is just playing the game in 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."
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