Potent quotable: Roger Federer
“I still think I’ve had a great six months. I feel like I’m playing really good tennis, and right now Novak is just a bit better than the rest. And that’s okay.
“I’ve gone through phases like this on multiple occasions with Rafa, with [Andy] Murray, with even Agassi and Hewitt and [Andy] Roddick and so forth. It’s just something that’s part of the game.
“I never expected myself to dominate for 15 years. I think at the top right now I think actually everybody is playing well.”
- World No. 3 Roger Federer
The 29-year-old Swiss, who won his first title of the season in Doha, has fallen three consecutive times to World No. 2 Novak Djokovic (Australian Open, Dubai and Indian Wells).