According to Roger Federer, every tennis player faces challenges each day they hit the professional tennis court and it makes their job more and more demanding with every match they play. They never know the kind of situations which bounce upon them while playing a match and it drives them meticulously to analyse their game in their off-court training sessions.
“But I think tennis is a great sport, it never gets boring, because every day plays different, every opponent plays different, you know, every guy gives you different struggles. For that reason, I never got bored with the game. Anyway, so far not yet”, Roger Federer mentioned. Roger Federer admitted his fans are his key driving factor which takes him to tennis courts every day and keeping ace in the game.
“I see as a motivation, and then, of course, it’s easy to be motivated playing at this kind of a stadium with full crowds, giving a standing ovation at the end. I would admit I would be struggling on court whatever, you know, 23, with impossible shades and no people watching, especially after living the big courts. So I’m definitely lucky to some extent but maybe also earned my way onto the big courts so it’s easy to be motivated,” Roger Federer added.
When he was ranked number one in the world for four long years, Roger Federer was still contemplating how to improve his tennis and take it to a whole new level. He is a tennis player who is personified to the word ‘perfect’ and at the age of 37, he continues to look for the room for improvement in his game and remains a constant learner.
“Well, I mean, you improve a lot as a kid, as a junior, as a teenager, and then all of sudden progress is slow. At one point you come to a place where you’re trying to just get back to that good place time and time again, or as long as possible, or as often as possible. I guess that’s what I have been seeking, chasing, you know, for the last whatever, however many years,” Roger Federer said.
‘Change is the only constant thing in this world’ and Roger Federer simply adheres to this saying. His 2017 comeback in Australia dropped jaws in the tennis world, as the Swiss maestro filled up his five-year-long Slam-less drought by knocking down his longtime rival, Rafael Nadal in an epic five-set final match.
“And as different players come, you realize you have to adjust a little bit, either with your serve, either you tinker with technology, with the racquet size or whatever string technology, and, you know, maybe take the ball earlier or later. Whatever you’re trying to do, there’s always going to be a plan behind it,” Roger Federer continued.
Before Federer’s title in Australia, he took a six-month long hiatus from tennis, operated his knee and primarily engrossed himself to play some different tennis. The Swiss declared that his single-handed backhand acted as a majestic weapon to victory over Nadal, not just in Melbourne in all their hardcourt meetings in 2017. He palpably engages in reviving his moves on the court, and his switch to a bigger sized racquet had made the difference.