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Roger Federer: “I do not feel above other guys”

Roger Federer has many records. Among his dozens of all-time records, he has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 302 weeks, and has won six or more titles at six different tournaments.

Speaking about these records, the Swiss said: “I do not feel above other guys because if past players were not there, we would not have all of this. They have been a source of inspiration for me. You cannot compare players who belong to different eras. It’s impossible to make comparisons.”

Commenting on the people’s perception towards him, Federer added: “Things changed quickly. Media constantly remember us “If you win here, this will happen” or “If you get this result you will be the best of all time”. When I started playing tennis, I did not think of all this. What I was wishing were not the records but just being happy. Records came later. As a kid, I was dreaming to play in front of 50,000 people to make them enjoy. I hope I did it.”

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