Former Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is one of the best ever to grace the game of tennis. After winning 20 Grand Slam titles including eight Wimbledon triumphs, Federer has etched his name in the history books with golden letters. The Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer last played a competitive match at Wimbledon last year, where he lost in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals stage.
Roger Federer, who missed out on Wimbledon this year due to a prolonged struggle with a knee injury recently visited the All England Club where he won an Open Era record of eight of his 20 Grand Slam titles. While Federer sank to an all-time low in his career on Monday after dropping outside the top 1000, the ace tennis player made a revelation as he stated that he does not need ‘Tennis anymore’ and is happy with ‘little things.’
“I am a winner lover, but if you are not competitive anymore, then it’s better to stop. I don’t think I need the tennis. I am happy with the little things, like when my son does something right and when my daughter comes home with a good grade,” Federer was quoted as telling Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad by Eurosport.
He further claimed that Tennis is part of his life but not his entire identity.
“I want to be and remain successful, and put a lot of energy into the business, probably give more than I should sometimes, but that can be achieved without sports. I know a professional career can’t last forever and that’s okay,” Federer continued.
The legendary tennis player confessed that he felt strange after not being able to play Wimbledon this year and watching it on TV. “As I have been there every time since 1998. But I have been on the road for so long that it was nice to experience a little more peace and to be in one place more often, which already happened due to the coronavirus,” he added.