I was in a really bad situation and I was very happy they supported me. That was really important for my head. If Nadal and Santoro have a bad problem in their lives, they know that they can come to me and I will do my best to help them. They were calling me, sending me messages, telling me that they believed in me 100 per cent. In difficult times, you find out who your good friends are.
Roger Federer at the Doha 2012 trophy ceremony with champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, runner-up Gaël Monfils, and former champions Stefan Koubek, Younes El Aynaoui, Fabrice Santoro, Nicolas Escudé and Stefan Edberg.