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Motivation never a factor for Federer

Updated: January 20, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Roger Federer, on the other hand, really, really likes tennis.

Unlike Serena Williams, who recently announced an ambivalence toward the game that has been evident throughout most of her career, even at the age of 30, Federer remains the eternal 12-year-old.

"I'm always excited," he said after his first match in Melbourne, deftly deflecting a question about pressure. "I felt it actually walking down that Walk of Champions, getting out on court and feeling like I have good ...

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