Roger Federer has revealed his passion for the game Tennis and says he will never tire from playing the sports or watch the sports after his retirement from playing active Tennis in the near future.
The 38 year old Tennis icon stated this in an interview granted earlier this year before the outbreak of the coronavirus which led to the suspension of all sporting events around the world.
The all time winner of most Grand Slam in the history of Tennis said, “Well, I think I’m very passionate, you know. I love this sport, always have. Always tried to remind myself that this is what I’ve always wanted to become, is a Tennis player. And I don’t want to say nothing else, but, that’s it.
“I tried to really simplify things, you know, for me in the head. And remind myself what a privilege it is, that I’m doing what I’m doing still at these later stages of my career. Yeah, then I love, the geometry, you know, how a ball travels. If it’s a spin, if it’s a slice, if it’s what you can do, you know, with a Tennis ball.
“The camaraderie, but also the rivalry, the fans, the stadiums, the cities, the people, the travels, the cultures, you name it, there’s so many things for me love about this sport that I will never tire from it. And also when I retire, I will still keep watching this sport.”
Roger Federer became a professional Tennis player 22 years ago and has played 1242 matches, winning 82.1% of those matches, having lost 271 of matches played in his career from Grand Slams main draw games, ATP Tour and in Davis cup matches.
Federer is currently ranked No.4 in the world and he holds the record of spending the most consecutive days at the top of the world rankings till date and has won 103 career titles which makes him second with the most career wins in the open era.
The Swiss has earned a whopping sum of close to $130,000,000 throughout his playing career making him second with the most prize money earned from the Sport after current world number 1, Novak Djokovic.
The ATP Tour are putting final touched to plans to restart after the enforced break due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which led to the suspension of Tennis as well as other sports in the month of March.