I’ve been questioning myself since 2009 – Federer
ROGER Federer spoke about his future. The Basel native said: “I know I am not eternal, like normal it is, and to be honest it’s from when the daughters were born (in 2009) that I started questioning myself on my future.
But then my body gives me good signs, the family supports me and they are happy to travel around the world with me. That’s crucial. When the body will no longer hold up and my family will be tired, I will stop. But I do not think it will happen anytime soon.
I still enjoy playing.” On the differences between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Federer added: “Rafa broke through very early, our best moments often coincided, some of our matches became historical, unfortunately, I also went through some of my most disappointing losses against him in my career.
And then he is a lefty, he forced me to find different ways to compete against him. Let’s say that in the beginning, Novak was the man who I faced in the semifinals and Nadal the finals man, now the situation changed and that’s also because of Djokovic.
But the rivalry with Rafa hit the fans the most.” What would he pick between winning the Olympic Games and a Grand Slam? “I would not answer. That’s impossible. Grand Slams are our daily things and my most emotional win was the 2009 French Open, even more than Wimbledon because I sought it for so long.
But the Olympics is something that happens once every four years, it’s something different, you represent your country, you know the athletes coming from around the world. I would not be able to choose, really. We will see what happens.”