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Roger Federer says he is ‘not quite sure’ why he has had the success he has. The Swiss has been the most significant player in modern tennis history, raising the standards and setting just about every record you can think of on the ATP Tour.
“I’m actually not quite sure exactly why I succeeded as much as I did,” Federer said in a Q&A video for BecomingX. “You don’t aim for 20 Grand Slams. You don’t aim for World number one, not in my world anyway, not in my normal upbringing in Switzerland.
“I’m not sure if we dream this big, you know. It’s not something that happens quickly or easily. If you’re passionate about what you’re doing, keep going, keep believing, reach for the stars. Surround yourself with the right people and if you really go for it”.
There is, however, one piece of advice that Federer would give to everyone, and he will accept no excuses from anyone if they don’t follow it.
“One thing I do believe in is not wasting your talent,” he said. “You can always control like your mind and your fitness I feel.”