- Roger Federer in Kooyong after hearing a few Brit bookies have chosen Andy Murray as the overall fave to take the Aussie Open crown
Boy, Fed is def on a role with these quotes right now.
Color me shocked too. I love Andy's chances to do well, even make the final, after his stunning start to the year. But THE fave over the likes of Rafa, Fed, + defending champ Nole? No way, no how.
But really you can't blame the Brits for being a little extra excited right now, can you?
UPDATE: Andy's response to Fed's bewilderment...
It doesn't make any difference whether people expect you to win or not. It doesn't change my mentality.
You get used to being expected to win matches when you play at Wimbledon. The pressure that comes with that gets you used to these situations.
The older you get, the more matches you play, you realise what the bookies are saying doesn't make any difference once you get on court, whether they are saying good things or bad things. You just get on with your job.And on playing Fed now:
The more you play against him the less fearful you are, you're not scared to win the match. If you're young and you play against the top guys, once you get close to winning you get nervous. Now when I play him I don't get nervous and if I play my best tennis I can beat him.
OOHHH - this is gonna be GOOD!!!
*chills run up and down spine*
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