Roger Federer : RG 2009 Final round interview.
JM: Roger, you must feel like you're on clouds ninth, like you can fly right now. Amazing!
RF: Yeah, it's absolutely amazing.
I guess it is the most satisfying victory in my life, next to my first Wimbledon, I think.
It is so emotional and unexpected.
There was so much pressure involved and so many years,
I've been trying so hard to get this title.
To get it in the end, it's just unbelievable.
JM: How does it feel to be called the greatest player of all-time?
I think the title is yours. A lot of people here, great champions.
Tell me how you feel about that.
RF: Well, it feels nice, obviously.
I'm already very proud to be called one of the greatest of all-time.
I've had so many grand-slams, so many dominancy.
It's hard to keep healthy, to keep the drive and everything.
It's great to be out there.
Question: Am I the greatest of all-time?
We don't know.
I definitely have a lot of things going for me:
I've won all four grand-slams. I'm particularly happy to reach Pete's fourteen.
I'm sure he's watching, so... Hi, Pete. I'm sure I'll see you soon.
JM: What do you have to say to Pete? Tied fourteen up.
RF: Umm, I'm sure he's happy for me.
He's been texting me all the time, wishing me luck and hoping that I'm gonna match it.
He's happy for me and I'm happy to be there with him.
He's such a phenomenal player.
Like I said, you know, you also created this game as well.
Thank you for sticking around so long and creating those records.
JM: Did you ever doubt, in your own mind, when you got beat pretty badly in the third final last year, that you'll be in this position, holding this heavy cup?
RF: Well, how does it work?
I mean, you lose a match. You go off to grass right away.
You kind of forget about clay immediately because you move away from it.
Go to a different surface.
But I think I felt it in the first year when I lost in the final against Rafa.
Man, how many more chances do I need to get the title, you know?
It's hard because you have to wait one year.
For the Olympics, it's like four years, so it's even worse.
I guess I always believe in it, but it becomes harder with time, you know.
Even though people say I've got to go through Rafa to win this title,
I know that's not particularly the case because you can't be in every grand-slam final.
On clay, he is such a dominant player.
I'm happy I came through myself.
I had a tough draw.
I know it's not Nadal on the other side of the net,
but I beat him a couple of weeks ago on clay,
so I really think I deserve it.
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