Roger Federer: 'My hands were ice-cold facing Pete Sampras at Wimbledon'


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Roger Federer: 'My hands were ice-cold facing Pete Sampras at Wimbledon'

Roger Federer was asked what's the most iconic match he has ever played in his career. The Swiss replied: "Pete Sampras 2001 Wimbledon. Then I lost to Tim Henman in the quarters but it was my first time on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, my hands were ice-cold, I was hitting the ball with Pete.

I was like, Oh my god, that's so cool. That was special because Pete was my hero, still my friend today. It will always be there as the No. 1 for some reason." On the decision making process of his outfits, he added: "Sometimes there is a strong debate.

We convinced ourselves quickly with this. Probably I see two to three stretches before I pick the right one. We have stuff planned out for the French Open next year, it's ten months now." Federer also gave advices to younger people: "When you are young, you sometimes think it's not that important to listen to your coach or parents.

Now that I am a parent myself, I understood it's so crucial to listen to that because they are meant well. It doesn't mean they do not like you because they actually want you to do well. From brothers, pushing each other is really crucial and just be passionate and love what you do.

Have no regrets, try your best, even if you lose because in tennis as much as regrets you have, you have your chances if you listen well and try hard."