Roger Federer in an interview with NOS commented on what he surmises about people coming to watch him play live.
The Swiss tennis star is never without support on the court. There always is a full packed crowd cheering for the legend wherever he participates and the intensity in the crowd has certainly increased in the past few years. He feels there is uncertainty in the mind of the people who come to watch his matches.
Roger Federer added, “It seems like to me that sometimes people come and watch me play and they do not know if it’s gonna be their last time.”
The 20-time grand slam champion feels embarrassed about the situation but that’s what he perceives at the moment. Roger Federer said, “Because I am sort of that living legend, I have that aura, people know it’s maybe something special they can tell about kids that they have seen me play or kids can tell their parents they saw me play. It’s almost awkward for me but that’s the kind of sense I got and that’s what I hear a lot.”
Roger Federer has achieved almost everything in the sport. He is certainly the greatest player of all time. “Doing so much for the game you are able to achieve it only when you do such amazing things, also maybe the way I play, I am the only one one-hander left in the top four or five too. That’s very much like to be seen because they perceive it as the older times, how Sampras, Laver, McEnroe, and all these guys used to play, used to be a living legend,” Roger Federer commented.
Federer explained how he manages to spend time with wife Mirka and their four children. When asked about his off-court activities, Roger Federer replied: “I have my kids, so I go to the zoo, I got to do stuff like go to dinner, there is my wife and friends so I do not only just stay in the hotel because my life is so busy.”
The 37-year-old likes to live a normal life in Switzerland. Roger Federer stated, “I really try to live a normal life and in Switzerland, you definitely have funny things happening at the zoo, lions roaring back at you, touching. No no, but it’s a lot of fun.”
Roger Federer won a record 101st ATP title at the Miami Masters on Sunday night. The 37-year-old reflected that age is just a number for him. He became the first repeat champion of 2019 season after vanquishing John Isner in Miami Open finals. Roger Federer will be hoping to get some rest before making a comeback at the clay court events.
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