In press conference Roger Federer reflected on the importance of mental strength: "
I think the game of tennis is very challenges on the mind. We tend to push it away sometimes with a high pulse, high intensity match. You think maybe less of what losing that point or winning that point could mean. You just focus on getting to the ball. I think it's very demanding.
Yeah, I mean, at the end of the day, I think it's all about trying to put yourself in the best position time and time again, sort of push luck on your side. Some days you get it, some days you don't.
I do believe the better player wins, but not always. You have to battle hard because the margins are extremely slim in the game nowadays."