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Roger Federer: ´Surprised by Djokovic´s quotes about my coaching change. I hope I keep playing for many more years

Roger Federer: ´Surprised by Djokovic´s quotes about my coaching change. I hope I keep playing for many more years

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by Gatto Luigi

Fast and convincing win for Roger Federer today against David Goffin. The Swiss won 6/2 6/1 6/4 and was obviously satisfied with his performance. 'It was good. I was surprised it went as fast as it did.

You know, winning the first two sets within 50 minutes is the best thing that can happen out there, especially with a late start and against such a quality player. So I was very happy. It was important to keep the momentum going, keep staying aggressive and trying to get the match done in three.

I was able to do that. I was very pleased. There were some great moments in the match which I can take a lot away from'. About Djokovic's tough victory against Gilled Simon: 'I thought it was interesting, just in the sense that there are a lot of ups and downs, a lot of breakpoints missed, a lot of, I don't know, shifts of momentum.

But they both had their chances in the first four sets. I didn't see the fifth set. It could have gone either way'. When he gets asked to make an opinion about Djokovic's 100 unforced errors, he praised Simon's performance: 'How many did Gilles Simon play? I'm just wondering, because I think people miss the point of him.

He plays every match, like, that. He forces you to make mistakes. He makes you go for the lines and he runs down a lot of balls. A lot of points end in errors. This was a five sets match so, of course, there's going to be a lot of unforced errors piling up.

The question is if you have 50, 100, at the end of the day it doesn't matter as long as you win. I just listen to people talking like he had a horrible day. Of course he can play better, but on the other side, you have somebody who has the fastest legs and who knows exactly what he's doing out there, and it worked almost to the very end.

So it was very close for Novak, and he knows that.' Federer commented on Djokovic's quotes, who said a few weeks ago that he was surprised with Roger's coaching change: 'I was surprised Novak had so much to say about my coaching choice' - the World No.

3 said to SRF. 'Of course Ljubicic knows Novak but that wasn't the #1 idea. I know Novak very well, so does Seve. I don't think it will help me to know whether he prefers white or red wine.' In the quarter-finals, the 47th at Slam level, he will face Tomas Berdych, who won against Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets: 'I have to play well.

I think the court suits him. I think this sort of flatter bounce and faster court is good for his serves, good for his returns. It's a fast court. I think for his kind of game it's good. It's going to be a good match.

We're both going to play aggressive. This court pays off when you do play good and aggressive tennis.' ALSO READ: Australian Open Day Seven Recap: Maria Sharapova against her Nightmare! In one of the special "lists" about records, Federer is not first - As for the finals played at an older age, Ken Rosewall "beats" everyone with the final played at 39 in Wimbledon against Jimmy Connors - It's an inspiration for Roger - 'What Ken did is just incredible' - Federer declared to NY Times - 'I certainly look up to him, and what he did gives me hope that if I remain healthy, I can play for many more years to come - But even just matching his success at 39 is crazy to think about - ' Like it's happening since many years, Roger's whole family is in Australia and gives some suggestions to him, especially the girls - 'The one thing in tennis they use to tell me is I should play on the lines - They think that's a good thing - I was like 'Okay, I'll try that' - The other one told me that maybe I should look one way and play the other way - I said: 'Okay, I'll try that, too' - It's not as easy as you think it is, but I'll try - That was actually quite funny - When they came to practice the other day, they asked me to do the trick - I was like, Which one? The one where you look the one way and play the other way - So they game me a piece of advice, if you like, yeah - They're good coaches, yeah (laughter) - ' Roger gives suggestions to his girls too: 'I have had those conversations with them, you know, that hard work brings you somewhere - I told them the other day they can be anything they would want to be as long as they work hard on it - It's not going to happen when you wake up one morning and you're going to be great at that (snapping fingers) - It's going to take some time - I think they need to know whatever they choose, they have to work hard - Yes, I guess I have told them about that - I told them after all these years I still go out and train, trying to improve - So I think it starts to make sense to them more and more now - Of course, they realize it as well, especially in sports, or in school, reading and writing and all that stuff, it's all coming along - So I think they see the benefit of hanging around with the same theme or subject for a while - ' But Roger has also two sons obviously and revealed: 'The funniest thing is teach them how to speak - ' Travelling is a life-style for Federer's family - 'It would be great to have the same bed for three months in a row, which would help with sleeping rhythm or whatever it is - But we're used to this life - It's the only thing they know and that I've known really for the last 20 years - It's okay - But, of course, there is benefits of being in one place, or for us now only being in Switzerland would be beautiful - We could go much more in the countryside, catch up with where you put them in a proper school and all that - ' .

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