40 is only a number at this stage in Roger Federer's life. The Swiss tennis player, current number 9 in the world, continues to have the same enthusiasm that he has always had every time he takes a racket. A few days after his birthday, the winner of 20 Grand Slams acknowledged that “it happens all of a sudden and we say to ourselves 'It's not possible!' Suddenly I feel very far from my 20s.
I was a kid at the time. Now that I am 40, I feel like I need to be more serious. I used to look at people in their 40s and think they were very old. Now I'm one of them "" I just turned forty and I'm still active, who would have believed it.
Surely not me. I am totally in tune with myself and I am sure that there are still many good things to come." activities you like off the track. "I only did karaoke once. I was pretty bad. I thought I knew my favorite songs much better.
The truth is that you can always find me on the dance floor at parties. Preferably when there is no one around to film me and upload the video. I was able to enjoy it without worry for my birthday," the Swiss joked. Roger was also seen last week at the Basel stadium, the football team of which he is a fan.
The truth is that he continues to be optimistic despite the situations against him.
Marion Bartoli speaks about Roger Federer
According to former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, it is impossible to gauge Roger Federer's mind and emotions, especially during his press conferences.
As such, Bartoli reckons that only Federer knows when and how he will bring an end to his illustrious career. "I've learned something about Roger: it's impossible to read his mind; impossible," Bartoli said.
"You can listen to all of his press conferences, read [articles about him].… You can think something and the opposite will happen." Meanwhile journalist Carole Bouchard, who was part of the conversation with Marion Bartoli and Simon Cambers, believes Roger Federer will not let his last career match be the lopsided defeat to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon.
"You are Roger Federer; you don’t end your career on a bagel in Wimbledon," Bouchard said. "I believe he is going to try to play one more Wimbledon, but that means he needs to play Australia, he needs to try to play some clay, he needs to get in shape.
So I believe that he will try. (He is) 40 years old and we are still asking him to play one more Wimbledon," she added. "He is one of the biggest champions, all sports considered. He is going to try; I believe we will see him in London next year. I just hope the knee is going to stay quiet."