Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer explains why he is concerned about the future. In an interview to Tribune de Geneve, he was asked if there is really something he misses terribly at this moment.
“Yes, skiing, just put on the skis and race downhill. It‘s been 10 years since I last was on skis, and I would love to eat more fondue. But these are minor things, I won‘t complain”, said Federer, who is in Switzerland enjoying the winter vacation with his four children who love skiing.
He also revealed what makes him proud the most.
“My family”, said the 37-year-old. “Being able to play for a long time and very well, I enjoyed myself a lot, I won Wimbledon and everywhere, I represented Switzerland all over the world, I made people happy: all this is thank to my family.”
Federer finally commented on tennis possibly losing interest once he, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will retire from the professional tour.
“We went through it when (Andre) Agassi and (Pete) Sampras retired. I will not speak of the void, but a transition. Luckily, tennis is always creating new stars. Because there are so many big tournaments on the schedule. And there will be always someone who will in it. And the story of this person will be exciting. There are not just Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and myself to be interesting. Also, the guys who will follow will be. The only thing that concerns me is when I see some cases featuring one battling against the other, like ITF and ATP, when unhappiness can be there, things you have to resolve, prize money: it worries me the most. But tennis will always evolve, will get bigger. Even the future will be in the first place.”