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Roger Federer opened up on his remarkable tennis career and told fans he never took anything for granted.
The 38-year-old has won 20 grand slam titles, the most in men’s tennis history and been at the top of the game for almost two decades.
He said: “Thinking back on how it used to be, you have a dream and a hope that one day you’ll become a top-100 player and maybe play on some of the big courts. Next thing you know, it’s normal to play on centre court, it’s normal to play in front of 15,000 people.
“Sometimes, you tend to forget what a privilege that is; I feel like I never did forget. I enjoyed every single time it does happen and I try to enjoy it as much as I can. The original mindset in Switzerland is, of course, education always goes first.
“That was the same that my parents also taught me, but I do believe it’s starting to happen more and more that people actually believe that also sports can be a future and a career and a path. I hope that through what I do on a tennis court that I show them, maybe also I lead the way a little bit.”
Source: The Sun