In an interview to SportWeek magazine Roger Federer spoke about the perfect match he played in his career. The Basel native said: "It's difficult to make a choice", admitted Federer. "I would say the 2007 Wimbledon final.
Me and Rafael Nadal really played some good tennis. I won my fifth Wimbledon title in a row, at the fifth set, under Bjorn Borg's eyes, who was my idol and in the end he stood up to clap. If a perfect day exists, it would be very similar to that Sunday in July 2007.
But there would also be the 2009 Wimbledon final that I won 16-14 in the fifth against Andy Roddick, also the 2003 final against Mark Philippoussis where I won my maiden Grand Slam title." Federer also spoke about his relationship with Italy: "I used to come here on holidays with my family.
In 1990 I was in Genoa watching the match between Italy and Argentina, World Cup semifinals, when Baggio and Maradona played, Schillaci and Caniggia scored, and I cried for Italians' loss at penalties. I won my first ATP title in Milan and I always enjoy myself at the Rome Open.
I like your mountains and all your beaches. I just have one regret: I come here too less." In Monte Carlo the 34-year-old Stan Wawrinka recalled his 2014 Monte Carlo Masters title that he got by beating Roger Federer in the final: "This has always been one of the best tournaments, and we like Monte-Carlo very much.
And the fact of actually having won here is very special for me. We all think that Monte-Carlo is a very nice tournament. We feel that way. We say it. We all say that. For me, winning here, the final against Roger on that occasion, was just fantastic and I have great memories of that."