20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is keeping a positive attitude in life no matter what happens to him. Federer hasn't had easy last few years due to injuries but he is happy that he is still able to play at the age of 40 and that his family is healthy.
"I’m a positive thinker. I always see the good things in life. If it's not good right now, I know it will get better and it could be a lot worse. I am doing very well. My family is healthy. I just turned 40 and I'm still active, Federer told BLICK.
Federer skipped the Tokyo Olympics, as well Masters events in Toronto and Cincinnati, due to a knee issue. "I was on vacation. I haven’t done anything for a while, because of the knee. I had to let everything sink in after Wimbledon.
This week I’m still meeting my doctors and my team and then we’ll see how it should go on. At the moment, everything is still a little uncertain," Federer said.
Federer proved to himself he can still play
In his last tournament played, Federer made the Wimbledon quarterfinal.
"To some extent it's nice to see that the work I put in paid off [and] that I'm able to play at this level with best-of-five sets,” Federer said. “When you're young, you don't ask yourself the question.
But when you're me, with the year I had, it's all question marks all over the place. You have to prove it again to yourself that you can actually do it. I was willing to take losses for the sake of information, just to be out there, [to] get the body in shape forhopefully when Wimbledon comes around,m that I can actually wake up in the morning and feel all right, that I can still go out and play five sets.
“I feel that way, so it's very rewarding and it's a good feeling. Now we'll see how much more I’ve got left in the tank. Clearly [it] was important again to win in straight sets. [I am] looking forward to the next round."