Roger Federer believes that a lot of factors helped him to get to 100 career titles.
The Swiss achieved the historical milestone defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in a straight-set final on Saturday at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. “I think in the beginning you’re getting used to playing every single day, getting used to travelling and playing,” Federer said.
“Like what Stefanos did, playing, winning, travelling, playing with jetlag potentially, keep on playing, trying to stay in shape, trying to stay mentally sane through the whole process, doing to press, going to play, going to sleep, going to eat, just going through that week in, week out.
“It’s challenging. The more successful you become, the greater the toll becomes in terms of media attention, maybe winning awards, getting rewarded in your country or city or whatever it may be. You have to deal with all these things.
“Your tennis grows in the process very quickly because you’re learning so much about yourself, learning how to play other players, how they’re learning to play you. You try to compress it every single time, in every game, every breakpoint, whatever you’re facing. In terms of my game, I think I needed to get really match tough to be able to be at 100% every single day. That was not easy for me,” concluded Federer.