Roger Federer reveals he has taken stock of his career in recent months and admits he “considers himself lucky”. Federer, 41, turned professional in 1998 and officially ended his career in late September at the Laver Cup.
Federer had a very successful tennis career and went down in legend as one of the greatest players in tennis history. “Since I retired from professional tennis, I look back on my career.
I consider myself very lucky for the past 24 years. My life will go on, so I want to think long and hard about myself,” Federer said, according to We Are Tennis.
“Ever since I retired from pro tennis player, I have been looking back on my career. I consider myself very lucky these past 24 years. My life will continue, so I want to think long and hard about myself.”
Roger Federer pic.twitter.com/PWd4OuEjVH — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) February 5, 2023
Federer received a nice tribute from Dominic Thiem.
Federer once held the record for all Grand Slams but is now the third best when it comes to the number of Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic, who won the Australian Open this year, is now tied with Rafael Nadal on the list of all-time Grand Slam records with 22 Majors.
Federer may not have won the most Grand Slams in tennis historybut Thiem believes the Swiss remains the ultimate tennis icon and notes that no one has ever had such a big impact on the sport.
“No matter how much the others win, Rafa, Novak or someone in the future, Roger will always be the biggest influence on tennis. I think he influenced all sports, because of his character, his special aura.
I’m sure he took tennis to another level and everyone benefited. We must all be very grateful to him,” Thiem told dnevnik.hr. Since his retirement, Federer leads a rather calm and relaxed life.
The Australian Open tried to persuade Federer to come to this year’s tournament as a guest, but the Swiss declined the invitation. Federer not yet ready to make guest appearances in tournamentsbut it won’t last forever.