Quotes from Roger's press conference about Switzerland exiting the World Cup:
Q. Would it be fair to say you're putting a smile back on the face of Swiss sport with your success today?
ROGER FEDERER: Is it that bad in Switzerland right now? I don't think so.
Q. I know you're a big soccer fan. What have you made of the World Cup defeat yesterday? Which team will you be rooting for now? Surely there's only one answer to that.
ROGER FEDERER: Is there (smiling)?
Yeah, I don't know, I was disappointed yesterday. I expected more from the team. But that's the thing with knock-out. When you have to bring it like it was the finals every match, it's 11 guys at the same time. It can't just be three guys, eight guys. It needs to be everybody at the same time doing the same thing. That's what is hard, I guess, in a collective like that.
Yeah, I felt it's an opportunity missed. I think we had our chance against Sweden. In the end, I thought they were maybe a little bit better. We didn't create enough chances. At the end I do believe the one who usually creates a bit more deserves it, as well.
It's not sour, the taste in the end. I think we deserved what we got. Maybe we're not part of the best eight in the world. I'm not sure.
Q. Any advice you can offer them, a pep talk maybe?
ROGER FEDERER: Now the pep talk is too late anyway.
I think important is that they understand you got to bring the energy every single day. It's throughout the year. It's not just in the World Cup, last 16, or quarters. That's why you need to bring it every single day.
When you step out on the pitch, or on the court in tennis, in practice, in the match, you have to always try to be be able to as high as possible. Then it's actually not a big deal to bring it also in a match like yesterday. I don't know if, for a fact, that was the issue.
What I know from knock-out play throughout the course of my career, you can't afford to come in lethargic or not thinking. You just think it's going to happen by itself, just because you play one good match the day before. You're only as good as your next performance really.
I don't know who I'm going to root for yet. I have to check it out. But my favorite team is gone, so it won't be the same any more for me.