“I’m back to compete to try to win big tournaments and beat big players.” Roger’s words and music Federer, which was told in an exclusive interview with the French magazine Numèro Hommis. In the chat with the transalpine media, which took place before the return of the Swiss in Doha, Federer focused on his sporting ambitions, in the season in which he will turn forty, and talked about his weeks go home, in Switzerland, between the anti-Covid measures and the need to recover the physical condition. “I’m working very hard, even though I don’t like to flaunt what I do. I hope people realize how hard you work, otherwise I would never have gotten this far – Federer said -. I didn’t come back to play any second round in a remote corner of the world. My goal is to win the big tournaments and beat the best players. I still think I know how to do it. Of course it’s also a dream at my age, but a dream dictated by logic”.
Federer then recounted how a sportsman accustomed to traveling the world got used to the “monotony” of life at home. “Weeks have gone by without any particular events, and we have respected the rules of social distancing. But it was nice to find my country, Switzerland, where I typically don’t spend more than three months a year. The only time something like this happened to me was in 2016, when I always stopped due to knee problems ”.
Federer is asked if, like many “mere mortals”, he spent many nights on Netflix: “No, to tell the truth I have never fallen into a TV series addiction – Federer smiled -. Above all, I spent time playing with my children and my wife. After all, it is always talking to them that I make the most important decisions, even those concerning tennis. And I was happy that I was able to dedicate myself to looking after our house, children and garden. Has been a year of slowdown, always spent with my family, but at the same time complicated, for the two knee operations and for the pandemic “. But now it’s time to get back on the pitch: Federer, who lost to Basilashvili in the second round in Doha and then forfeited Dubai, is preparing for the European clay court: he will play at Roland Garros and at a previous tournament he has not yet officially chosen.
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