Roger Federer, who has some of the best stats in the sport of tennis, revealed in a recent interview, that he does not care about stats as much as the others do. Federer spoke about how even being world number one in the sport was not enough to win matches. And indeed we have seen examples in the recent past where despite reaching the top spot in the rankings players have struggled to come out on top in the top matches.
“I never look at statistics”, said Roger Federer. “There are fanatics of numbers”, continued Federer, “Of how many double faults I made, of how many first serves I hit, of how many points I won. I frankly do not care”, said Roger Federer.
“And I do not care if the winners/errors record is positive or negative”, he added. “What really matters is how you face the opponent”, continued Federer. “The tactics, the wind, there are so many important things”, he said.
“You need to be strong to win, wether you are number one or not”, Roger Federer said.
“I do not know what my fans think, but fans definitely do not underestimate my toughness during matches”, he added. “It would have not been easy, otherwise, to stay at the top for many years”, he added. Federer also revealed that he was not much of a “gym guy”. He said that instead of spending time in the gym he would like to spend more time on the courts. “At the best at the gym, I trained for three hours, I think this is my record”, he said with a smile. “On the court, instead, my maximum is four hours and a half in a row”, added Federer.