Roger Federer: 'I made a mistake, it didn’t work out'



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Roger Federer: 'I made a mistake, it didn’t work out'

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has been one of the most successful players of the modern era. He was the first men's singles player to reach the milestone of winning 20 Grand Slam titles. Over the years, he has impressed and won the hearts of many fans around the world.

Recently, Roger Federer was seen in an advertising commercial. In the clip, the 20 Major winner was signaling viewers to join him as he discovered behind the scenes at Moet & Chandon. He went to one of the world's largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house, Moet & Chandon.

This company dates back and was founded in 1743, that is, 278 years ago. Over the years, we have seen the Swiss master associated with a large number of brands. He has been one of the highest paid athletes for over a decade. However, most of the profits come from his endorsement deals with these companies.

Moving on to tennis, Federer started his season after the Australian Open. He played his first competitive event in Doha after more than a year. He was on the sidelines, as he had to undergo two knee surgeries. After Doha, he played on the clay courts of Geneva.

He suffered a departure in the first round. Later, he competed at the French Open and made it into the second week only to retire before his fourth round match. He retired because the matches were getting intense and he was playing at the highest level without much match practice.

Federer on the importance of trusting your instincts

The Swiss ‘G.O.A.T’ has lived a decorated career. Out of his 20 Grand Slam titles, 8 of them have come on British soil at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. Hence, safe to say, he knows a thing or two about the grass court.

Speaking to Shingo and Reid in a visual setting, both of whom are preparing for the Paralympics, Roger Federer had some advice to offer. Notably, he also revealed a lesser-known fact from this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

Roger said, “Yeah, I mean, me personally, I think if you’re obviously struggling to use your defense skills more on the grass court, then I think the best defense is going into offense. Now, offense obviously means taking more risk and taking into consideration more mistakes”.

Roger also talked about the importance of trusting your instincts and backing your decision in the game, especially on the court. He said, “In my mind, on grass, you are not allowed to second-guess yourself. You have to go with your first big decision and then be very strong about it.

You have to say ‘ok this is my decision. I went with it. I made a mistake, it didn’t work out. Fine, I’ll try again.’ Just go point from point like that”.