Roger Federer: 'I probably give more than...'

“I’ll probably give more than . . .”

20-time Major champion Roger Federer has been a role model for many tennis players over the past 15 years. Like all other competitors, Federer has had some dark moments over the years in the most difficult times. Nevertheless, he is calm and collected on the court, concentrating on tennis and the opponent on the other side of the net.

This was not always the case, however, as Roger would be difficult to recognize from his behavior in late life. The Swiss did not hold back his anger from the first matches of the junior competition, throwing rackets and having something to say about every lost point.

Speaking about this chapter of his career in 2002, Roger said it took him years to get better at this segment. He realized that he was fighting with himself too much energy and did everything to change that before entering the ATP Tour.

Recalling those days, Federer also mentioned how his parents sometimes felt embarrassed watching him play and urged him to change his attitude or go to tournaments without them. “When I was very young and I started playing at the age of three, I was always swearing on the court, throwing rackets and everything.

My parents were ashamed and told me to stop behaving like that; otherwise they wouldn’t go to tournaments with me anymore. I had to calm down, but it took me until I was 19 to get better at that.’

King Roger is a true legend

Roger Federer’s big comeback is coming. He will be taking part in the fifth edition of ‘his’ Laver Cup, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London from 23rd to 25th September. He will then play a tournament in his hometown of Basel from October 22-30. 2023, depending on how they feel.

This did not stop the Swiss (41 in August) from speaking openly about his future departure to the Dutch media Algemeen Dagblad. “I’m a lover of winning, but if you’re not competitive anymore, it’s better to stop.

I don’t think I need tennis. I get joy from the little things, like when my son does something good and when my daughter comes home with a good grade. Tennis is part of my identity, but not completely. I want to be and remain successful and I put a lot of energy into the business – I probably put more than I should at times, but that can happen outside of sports as well.

I know that a professional career can’t last forever, and that’s okay,” said Roger, who will take place in early fall.

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