Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer will be playing his first match today in Cincinnati since the dramatic final at Wimbledon. While speaking to DigiSport in Ohio, Federer mentioned about continuing with professional tennis even after he crosses the age bar of 40. The Basel boy replied positively when he was asked about playing tennis after he turns 40.

“I hope so, it’s a tough question to answer. As long as I enjoy myself and my kids are happy and my wife is okay, we are good. I need to be injury-free, I do not want to play with pain. I want my parents to be healthy as well,” World Number three, Roger Federer said.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer (Credit: Aaron Doster)

“If anything would change it’s okay to let it go, take a break or leave forever. My career has been great enough. I hope to play for a few more years but I do not know.”

Roger Federer highlighted the importance of having a healthy body and being cautious about injuries. His longterm relationship with his fitness coach, Pierre Paganini has helped him majorly to maintain his impeccable form on the ATP Tour.

You have to be more careful, listen to your body well, understand what it just pain and what it is an injury. The good thing is that I have been working with the same fitness coach for almost two decades now so that’s been very helpful, the consistency has been there,” Roger Federer stated.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s fluid style of play is admired globally. His ‘poetry in motion’ tennis is one of the rarest forms which tennis has ever had. The Swiss maestro has an exceptional style of hitting from every angle of the court and his forehand shot is the greatest shot of the sport. Like Jimmy Connors says,  “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist… or you’re Roger Federer.”

Federer will play Juan Ignacio Londero in his first-round match in Cincinnati.