Roger Federer: ‘We have a wonderful life and I can’t complain’

Are we already facing a new era? The long-awaited generational change seems to be closer and closer and as we are going to see in Indian Wells this hypothesis is becoming more and more realistic. Of the top eight seeds in the US tournament, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev will be the oldest at 25 years of age. The casualties of players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Dominic Thiem has caused the current world number two to go with this band. The top eight seeds are completed by Stefanos Tsitsipas (23), Alexander Zverev (24), Andrey Rublev (23), Matteo Berrettini (25), Casper Ruud (22), Felix Auger-Aliassime (21) and Hubert Hurkacz (24).

Federer would like to continue playing

In another interview with GQ, Roger Federer talked about a range of topics right from his playing days to Emma Raducanu‘s recent success at US Open. When asked about how does he feel on turning forty recently, the Swiss gave an elaborate answer. “Actually, I’m excited, even though I make jokes – ‘I can’t believe I’m 40! It’s terrible!’ But overall, I think I’m excited. I remember turning 20. You think you know who you are but you really have no clue! At 30, you have a pretty good idea, figuring it out, but at 40, I think you know”, said Federer. The 20-time major champion continued, “Right now, my life’s in a really good place with my wife, my four children. I mean, my girls are already 12. I was 28 when I had them, and then my boys are seven now. So, I mean, look, we have a wonderful life and I can’t complain. In regards to the tour, I mean, these extra rounds of it that I’m doing, for many years, this is all a bonus for me. So now I’m looking forward to the next 40 and spending some more time with friends and my family because that’s also one thing I’ve clearly missed the past year,” concluded the Swiss star. The Swiss nevertheless expressed satisfaction over his run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for an 18th time. Federer was quick to point out that many players had never made a single last-eight appearance at SW19, and that it was important not to take any result for granted. “But at the end of the day, I made the quarters – I played Wimbledon,” Federer remarked. “You can never take that sort of thing for granted: remember, other guys never had a quarterfinal in their life at Wimbledon and I’ve had so many that I think I have got to have a little perspective and see that actually, overall, it was a really good tournament for me.”