Would Roger Federer be able to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in an arm-wrestling battle? The Basel native was very humble in giving an answer. Federer said: "I don't think so. Honestly I think I wouldn't beat anybody.
If I am good at anything is rock paper scissors." Federer believes that humility is the key: "Remember where your roots are and remember where your strengths lie. I always believed these are my strengths and this is what either in tennis I work on or in my personality.
People always feel like they have to work on their weaknesses. I do not know how it works in the business world as much but in tennis, working on your weaknesses makes it a whole complete player but you won't be dangerous anymore."
Stan Smith spoke about Federer's longevity: "One of the keys I think for him is his balance. He stays in good balance when he hits the ball and so it prevents him from being injured and it also makes him consistent and also enables him to recover much better after he hits a wide shot, for instance.
He’s in such good balance, he doesn’t have to take an extra couple of steps to recover his balance. He hits the ball on balance even when he’s moving hard to get back into the point. That’s one of the reasons he’s been so effective."