Roger Federer: 'My perspective is a little bit different'

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Roger Federer: 'My perspective is a little bit different'

Following his quarter-final outing at Wimbledon this year, Roger Federer spoke with GQ magazine's Jonathan Heaf on various topics, including his campaign in SW19 and how his training regimen has changed with age. "The standing ovation I received there this year was certainly special.

When I left the court, I could feel the love and support from the crowd," said Federer. The Swiss, who had only returned to competition a few months before Wimbledon after double knee surgery, said he hoped he was in better shape to compete.

"In fact, I am very grateful, very happy that I was able to play. I mean, my last year and a half, it has been very difficult. It has been difficult with the double knee surgery that I had last year and the rehab was very slow.

And, look, somehow I wish I was in better shape for Wimbledon this year, "Federer lamented. Federer said he was initially concerned about having to face the press after the loss." And while you're thinking about all of that, you know, you're digesting defeat and still trying to enjoy the crowd, "Federer recalled."

But that's short-lived because then you're in the tunnel and you go back to the locker room and then you think, 'What the hell am I going to tell the press? ' Everything is moving very fast."

Federer's perspective is a little bit different

When Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi in four sets in the 2002 US Open finals to claim his 14th major title, many assumed that no one would ever be able to win as majors as the American did.

The next year, Roger Federer began his slam winning streak by winning his first-ever major title at Wimbledon. “Wow. When I was coming up the record was 12 and “Pistol” got to it, you know, and went up to 14.

Then I passed him in 2009, making it 15. That was clearly a huge moment for me, tying with him in Paris and then breaking it when at Wimbledon. Losing in the quarters of Wimbledon normally is not good enough, but, for me, you know, the road has been hard and long and so my perspective is a little bit different”, concluded the Swiss.

From these words, it’s evident that Roger Federer will be playing tennis for different reasons in his 2022 comeback. Even though winning a slam will mean a lot for the Swiss Maestro and his team, enjoying the game and striving to be in big matches will be his initial mindset next year.

Speaking about the match, Federer addressed the love and support he received from the crowd at SW19. "The standing ovation I received there this year was certainly a special one. When I left the court, I could feel the crowd’s love and their support," Federer said.