"Sometimes it takes a loss to make you strong. As you can see, I reacted, I've come back."
--Roger Federer, discussing his tenacity and determination in returning championship form and winning the Wimbledon men’s singles title.
A back injury hampered Federer early this year, and many were predicting that Federer was on the way down.
"Australia was pretty tough. It's huge that he loves tennis. That helps him a lot. Otherwise, he would maybe need some time off afterwards. But he loves tennis, so he went on. He was practicing hard, he was staying focused, and everything paid off now."
--Severin Luthi, the Swiss Davis Cup captain who acts as a part-time coach for Federer, who believes the comeback was fueled by Federer's passion.
Excerpts from ESPN.com (July 9, 2009)
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