Federer was asked who is the greatest player ever: "We will never quite know because the game was different back in the day but for me, Pete Sampras was my hero growing up.
He wrote history in a big way. Bjorn Borg maybe also right up there, Rafa (Nadal), Novak (Djokovic), I do not know... I am in the conversation I guess because I beat a lot of records, records are there to be broken. Over the last 20 years especially when I came on Tour people started thinking more and more about how I can set new records. Before, I do not think people were really focusing on that, but I am happy with how my career has been."