August 6th, 2019 | Updated on June 2nd, 2020
His game is beautiful. His shots are exciting. His movement are aggressive and unbelievable. If you’ve ever watched Roger Federer, you know his success is not based only on flawless technique.
His mental strength also contributes to his success.
Here Are 18 Inspirational Roger Federer Quotes On Hard Work And Success:
1. “When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up – and for me it’s tennis”.
2. “There was a time where some players didn’t believe they could beat the top guys. So maybe there’s a little bit of a thing happening at the moment. I’m happy about that, that players believe they can beat the best on the biggest courts in the biggest matches.”
3. “What I think I’ve been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.”
4. You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
5. Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
6. “You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.”
7. “A man who wins is a man who thinks he can.”
8. “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. “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.”
10. “It doesn’t need to be the same every day, doesn’t need to be the same shower I use, the same restaurant I go to, the same hour I go to sleep. I’ve always been very flexible. I don’t care if I practice at nine in the morning or 10 P.M.”
11. “Obviously, matches and all that stuff takes its toll on your body and so forth. But as you get sort of a bit older, a bit wiser, and a bit more experienced, you know also how to handle it.”
12. “I fear no one, but respect everyone.”
13. “Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, that’s when you start playing your best.”
14. “When you’re good at something, make that everything.”
15. “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.”
16. “I definitely need to use my chances when they come because definitely there wont be many.”
17. “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.”
18. “Seriously. I’m not playing to prove anything to journalists. I’m playing for myself, for my fans,to make people happy.”