Roger Federer: 'I make a million mistakes. I am not perfect'

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Roger Federer: 'I make a million mistakes. I am not perfect'

Roger Federer is not only considered as the greatest of all time, but also a perfectionist. But it's not like this, the Swiss player stressed during a press conference at the Laureus Awards in Monte Carlo. 'When you are a husband and a dad, you don't do everything perfectly.

It's a battle on a daily basis, but to always stay calm, it's just almost impossible. But I try to be the best dad I can be, the best husband I can be, the best tennis player. I make a million mistakes. I try to learn from them, but I am definitely not perfect,' he said.

'I am happy that all the hard work paid off. I take a lot of small, big decisions with my team. My positivity, my love for the game, maybe my clarity as well in those difficult moments helped me to be here today,' said Federer.

'We did have a plan, we worked right, we believed we could be the best, we believed that you maybe could be the best, we could win more Slams. It makes us so incredibly proud.' About his rivalry with Rafael Nadal, he added, 'We’re good friends off the court, because we have shared special moments away from it.

Perhaps, because of charity games for his foundation and his matches for my foundation. I helped him open his academy and obviously, there are all the matches we have played against one another which connect you. When you lose against a guy in the fifth set or beat a guy in the fifth, there’s something special there.

We enjoy each other's company and fans know that too.' ALSO READ: Revealed: The real reason behind Roger Federer skipping Dubai Open