Tennis legend Roger Federer has opened up once again regarding his future as he has been battling injuries. The 20-time grand slam winner turned 40 recently.
He shares, “I woke up in the morning when I was 40 and realized that everything was still the same as the day before. I was relieved.”
Roger Federer has had to abstain from tennis due to his two knee surgeries this year. He played a total of only 13 matches during 2021. The Swiss maestro did not participate in Tokyo Olympics 2020 to rest his knee.
“I’m fine. I was on holiday. I haven’t done anything for a while because of my knee. I had to stop everything after Wimbledon,” he shared with Blick newspaper.
The Swiss star reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals but pulled out of Tokyo Olympics and then had to withdraw from two major US open events- ATP Toronto and Cincinnati Masters.
Federer talks about how difficult it is to deal with this uncertainty in life. He said
“It was different before. The questions were simple: what is my place in the ranking? What will my next tournament be?”
He added: “Today, it’s more difficult: how do I feel when I start training again? What are my goals? How to reconcile all this with the family? What does the rest of the team say?”
Currently, the Swiss star holds a men’s grand slam titles record with his colleagues Rafal Nadal and Noval Djokovic.
“I am much more enthusiastic than before, the attitude is different. It’s completely different from 10 years ago.”
The US Open starts on 30th August in almost a fortnight but Rog has not yet mentioned if he is going to be a part of this year’s last major event. Leaving everyone curious and guessing!
He hints that everything will be decided in the coming week after the doctor’s opinion.
“This week, I have to meet my doctors and my team, and then we will see what happens next. For now, everything is still a bit uncertain.
Roger Federer’s Current Position on the Rank Table
Roger Federer has failed to make it big in quite a long time. His recent inactivity combined with the devastating results of his matches means that he currently occupies 10th position in the ATP world ranking.
Several young talented players have surpassed him including Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, and a few more.
But the good news for the legendary player’s fans is that the star is still upbeat after turning 40, despite all the injuries, hurdles, and difficulties. King Roger is determined to get himself back in the game.
He is still hopeful as he said, “I just turned 40 and am still active. Who would have believed it? Surely not me. I’m totally in tune with myself and I’m sure there is still a lot of great things to come.”
Only time will tell if he will be able to maintain his glory over the next remaining years of his career.