"I didn't think I played the greatest tennis of my life throughout this tournament. But I definitely played the right way: I was smart. I was strong. I had to show fighting spirit and all those things," Federer said Monday. "It's different for me to come through this way, instead of just dominating everybody."
Federer always has some great quotes, and yet it never seems boastful because he is normally so gracious in victory and defeat (as he might say, "I'm not sure what to say? I'm not used to losing."
Impressive victory to cap an impressive run at the French. Finishing off the career grand slam and tying Pete Sampras' record 14 grand slams. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday in Paris. Félicitations, Roger.