Roger Federer needs no introduction. It has been around for more than two decades, and throughout that time it has certainly displayed some of the most sensational tennis on the Tour. After all these years, the dedication remains the same.
Recently, physical trainer Paul Dorochenko spoke about Roger Federer's longevity as he has had such a long and illustrious career. He felt that one of the main factors that has helped prolong his career is the balance he has with the Tour and his family.
Second, he has dedicated his life to tennis. In an interview with La Nación, the physical trainer stated: “For two reasons. The first is for a personal matter of yours. He is a person who has dedicated his life to tennis and the circuit is his world, his family, is at home.
For players, coaches, physical trainers, traveling is a brutal fatigue. You are far from your family, every week you have a new hotel, a new bed, you have to meet new people; it's an effort."
Roger Federer needs no introduction
Paul Dorochenko specializes in osteopathy and was an important figure in the Roger Federer camp in his early years.
The physio was previously interviewed by Torok in 2011, when he claimed that Federer might end up playing until he was 40 years old. "Most tennis players don't like traveling from hotel to hotel... But Federer has really always been very happy on the circuit.
When he is in the dressing room, he is in his world," Dorochenko said in a video on Torok's Instagram. "He knows everyone he has seen, everyone he has beaten, basically everyone... and that is why he feels home in this world.
And that is why despite all the years that he is traveling on the pro tour with his family, he is very happy there." The physio claimed that the 20-time Major winner had great speed, endurance and strength even when he was just 19.
"The other thing is a physical matter. Roger Federer is the perfect athlete for tennis. He has the speed, has endurance, he has strength," Dorochenko said. "When he was 19 years old he preferred to lift about 105 kg on the bench press, he said that even though he does not have incredible muscle strength he had strong reactivity.
Besides that, he also played football." Federer was first noticed when he knocked out Pete Sampras in 2001 at the Wimbledon Championships. That was the last time the American legend stepped on the Center Court at the All England Club.
Since then, the Swiss ace has won 20 Grand Slam titles. He has won 8 Wimbledon Championships, 6 Australian Open titles, 5 US Open Championships, and 1 French Open in 2009.