In another interview with GQ, Roger Federer spoke on a variety of topics from his playing days to Emma Raducanu's recent success at the US Open. When asked how he feels about turning 40 recently, the Swiss gave an elaborate answer.
"Actually, I'm excited, even though I make jokes: I can't believe he's 40 years old! It's terrible!' But overall, I think I'm excited. I remember turning 20. You think you know who you are, but you really have no idea!
At 30, you have a pretty good idea, figuring it out, but at 40, I think you know it, ”Federer said. The 20-time Grand Slam champion continued: “Right now, my life is in a very good place with my wife, my four children.
I mean, my daughters are already 12 years old. I was 28 when I had them, and my children are now seven. So, I mean, look, we have a wonderful life and I can't complain. When it comes to touring, I mean these extra rounds that I'm doing, for many years, all of this is a bonus for me.
So now I'm looking forward to the next 40 and spending a little more time with friends and my family because that's also something that I clearly missed last year,” concluded the Swiss star.
El Aynaoui talks about Federer
Younes El Aynaoui was then asked for his two cents on the GOAT debate.
He began by pointing out that he has beaten both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but has never faced Djokovic. But he asserted that he considers each member of the Big 3 as the "best" "I played against Federer and Nadal when they were both relatively young on the tour.
I won against both of them once," El Aynaoui said. "I even beat Nadal at the US Open. I see all three of them as the best, even if I never played against Novak." El Aynaoui went on to heap praise on Nadal's self-control and Federer's aesthetic tennis.
"When talking about self-control, Nadal is outstanding," added the Moroccan. "He never shows his frustration, only his motivation. When it comes to the beauty of tennis with fluid movements, Federer is the ultimate."
Roger Federer is one of the greatest players of all time. The Swiss Maestro has won 20 Grand Slams title on the court and continues to hold many record in the sport even today. However, he would have not achieved so much success if his wife, Mirka Federer, had not backed and supported him consistently.