How does Roger Federer manage to handle professional and private life, having a wife, Mirka, and four children? The Swiss player explained it in a recent interview. ‘I guess it’s about setting priorities’, the 20-time Major winner admitted.
‘One of the most important, the family. Everything after that is less important. As we travel over the world, we make a lot of sacrifices. Tennis is clearly very important to me. How much train is required to put in good performances in tennis.
And then what else you can do after that, what excites you, what you are passionate about. I enjoy being in Basel, also enjoy pressers. Not only we talk about tennis, but tennis is a global sport, we leave it beyond that. I think it’s important to me.
But at one point you also take vacations, take breaks from taking pictures, from all these events. I think it’s important to take away from it, , as experienced player I feel the balance and I know what it’s too much and what it’s too not.
It’s important to loce what you do and thank to my team and family I can do that. I feel very lucky.’ Commenting on his win over Yoshihito Nishioka, Federer added: ‘Happy I played well, Nishioka has fast legs I’m glad I could come through.
It’s difficult playing with this humidity, we have to get used to this. I’m working well with my fitness coach, the footwork I’ve always felt it’s very important. The black racquet is the same as the black and white one, I just felt it was better for the US Open, but I’ll probably switch back to the black and white one after that.
It seems to me one of the slowest US Open I’ve experienced in years. I feel the courts are very slow, Ashe may be a bit faster, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, you have to build up the point, it usually helps the top guys.’ ALSO READ: Toni Nadal: Federer could distance himself from Rafa by winning US Open
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