In an interview to The Tennis Channel Roger Federer was asked what makes him still have goosebumps at 37 years of age and after winning 100 career-titles. "Saving break points, winning a game, winning tournaments and I think playing in front of a big crowd and hearing a row and then playing in front of the likes of Pete Sampras, so I think that sums it up right there", said Federer referring to the 14-time Grand Slam winner attending his match against Peter Gojowczyk in Indian Wells on Sunday.
Speaking furthermore about Sampras, Federer added: "I did not know that he was there during the game. I am not sure if it was good or bad because for sure I get excited when my hero when I was young sits there from the centre but I remember he was at Novak's game last night and that he was gonna be there for the weekend and gotta come to the tennis but this morning I did not think of it and then when the speaker told me that Pete was there I was very happy, very excited because we still stay in touch and I just love seeing Pete at the tennis sometimes because he is an absolute legend."
Stan Wawrinka defeated Marton Fucsovics in a thriller, prevailing 6-4 4-6 7-5, to reach the third round and book a fascinating all Swiss clash against Roger Federer. Following the win, as quoted by Tages Anzeiger, the 33-year-old said: "It was a crazy match.
These games exactly help me to get big wins again. It will be a good test to face Federer to see where I am. But it will be a hard battle because he is the best player in our sport."