After the incredible victory at Wimbledon, Roger Federer will attempt to add a trophy to his bulletin board, the Olympics. will this week break the record for most weeks at number one, currently held by his hero, Pete Sampras.
"It is not easy to achieve," Federer recently said. "Last year I had two big disappointments here and at the U.S. Open. There was great pressure around me and Andy. It was difficult for him, as it had been for Roddick in 2009. I played so great, it's amazing, magical."
Rarely has a player earned so much with a single match.
"I knew it was impossible to win 90% of my matches every year. But I was close even if someone did not notice. It is true that I have not played well on clay because of a small accident between Madrid and Rome. In any case when, I got here I felt better. I am happy to be the same age and I'm sure I still expect many beautiful things."
A few weeks after his 31st birthday Federer, pushed by the victory at Wimbledon, will try to conquer the gold medal in singles.
"I'm happy to go on holiday with Mirka and the girls now.I wil take a week, a workout and then return to London to prepare. I know what awaits me.”
The Swiss was spotted at Porto Cervo in Sardinia, where Nadal is also on holiday.
Federer also wanted to remember those who inspired him to work hard and achieve these results.
"I took great inspiration for many athletes. I think people like Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. Not to leave out Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Valentino Rossi. They inspire me to always give the maximum. Tiger in particular sent me several sms, was very excited for me, it's nice when one big like him believe in me. I wish him the best."