Roger Federer, who is expected to feature at the ATP World Tour Finals next week, revealed that he has been dealing with injuries and pain over his career too. In one of his recent interviews Federer said- “I do not have a magical body that I never suffered injuries.”
However, he said that he has learned to understand his body very well and has taken good care of it by not over-exerting. “I (have) played as injured several times but I listen to my body:, said Roger Federer. “I know to take breaks when I feel too tired”, he continued. “Sometimes other people do not realize that they played enough and they prefer to keep playing rather than withdrawing. I always had a long-term plan and not only short-term. I always knew to care about myself. You sometimes randomly get injured, other times you may avoid these injuries”, he said.
Federer also spoke about how he would probably not publish his life’s story in a book. His rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both have had books published on them. Rafael Nadal published his story, highlighting his struggles in his career, reflecting on his 2010 US Open victory. Meanwhile Novak Djokovic published a book on how a gluten-free diet changed his life forever in 2011. However, Federer says he is not much inclined to publish his story as such.
“I do not feel the need to reveal every kind of detail”, said Roger Federer. “From my point of view, there is nothing so emotional even if I had a great career”, said the humble Swiss. “For my fans the most emotional chapter would definitely be the behind the scenes one”, he went on to add.