Google Down the Line!: Quote of the Day: Fed on the Olympics

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote of the Day: Fed on the Olympics

...I've already won 12 Grand Slams. I mean, another Grand Slam here or there doesn't make that much of a difference. It's nice to get them, but the Olympic Games is something I have never been able to get.

- Roger Federer on the importance of the Olympics relative to winning Grand Slams

Winning a Slam doesn't make that much of a difference?! It's nice to get them??!

I understand that the Olympics, particularly winning the gold medal, are high on Fed's wish list since he's never pocketed a medal. But his answer seems pretty flip especially from a baller who hasn't won a single Slam this year and just lost a heartbreaker at his favored Wimbledon.

And, won't history weigh more heavily towards the number of Grand Slams a baller owns versus an Olympic medal or two? It's a surprisingly casual response for someone who always thinks about his place in the annals of tennis.

I'd call this "playing down the pressure".

(image via Getty)


  1. Totally only saying this because he knows he's falling.

    We still hasn't won french! Now i'm sure that would count for something.

  2. More like "*not* dealing with the pressure.

    Didn't he say he wanted to win the U.S Open?


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