Roger Federer: ‘This is what makes me most proud’

In the evening’s match, Italian Matteo Berrettini will face 2018 champion Alexander Zverev, who is participating for the fifth time in a row, making him the most experienced player in the tournament after Djokovic. “I feel the pressure, but it is good pressure. It’s nice to be here,” Berrettini said. “I know that the public will be on my side, and I want to jump on the track.” Zverev leads the ATP Head2Head series 3-1, including their only match on hard court (Shanghai 2019) and the only one they had in 2021 (in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open in three sets). German No. 3 in the world has enjoyed a great season and arrives with 55 accumulated victories this year. “I have taught good tennis this year,” said Zverev. “I have won five titles and I am the only player to win more than one ATP Masters 1000 this year. Also, at the Olympics I won the gold medal. I am looking forward to this tournament. I don’t come just as a participant, but I want to win games and do well.” In a recent interview with Ringier, Roger Federer opened up on how he wants people to remember him once his playing days are over. Federer stressed that he wants to be remembered as a “good” tennis player but also as a humble individual.

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Given that Roger Federer is 40 and has been dealt an unfortunate hand with regards to injuries in recent years, it is quite likely that his career is drawing to a close. As such, retirement-related topics have been commonplace in his recent interviews, and it was no different with the magazine Ringier. “That doesn’t exist for me (a dream ending). But I hope that I can choose the moment myself. I’m sure I’ll notice when this moment has come,” Federer said. “I’m not afraid of the time after my professional career,” he added. “This will be a smooth transition. Mirka and I have managed the life balance between tennis, family and friends incredibly well. This is what makes me most proud. Because what is really important in life in the end?” It’s great to hear that Roger is showing signs of progression. However, for an athlete, at the age of 40, one has to be careful and not rush into things. In the last season, Federer had to undergo two surgeries on his knee which did keep him away from the game for longer than usual. 

 

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