Roger Federer during a press conference at Shanghai Rolex…

Roger Federer during a press conference at Shanghai Rolex Masters, 2017.

Quotes: “I have been practicing for hours on the center court.”

“Have been kept busy, as well, which gets me into the right mindset, to be quite honest, because I’m here for a reason, here for a purpose, trying to do well, hopefully winning the tournament. It’s definitely one of the goals of the season for me here, this tournament. I always make it as a priority that I will be in good shape for Shanghai.”

“Maybe some fans here in China or Shanghai thought I might never come back. I never thought this way, but now that I’m here I feel fans are really, really excited to see me. They are always there at my practice, they were there at the airport, they were there when I’m leaving from the airport: they are at any event almost I’m doing to get a glimpse of me which is very cool.”

“It’s short now. It’s compressed. So it’s week by week, and just try to do your absolute best. I have played extremely well this part of the season, but, you know, every year is different.”

“I’d like to win a couple of tournaments. That’s the goal. But we’ll see how it goes. It all starts here on Wednesday.”