Former world No. 1 Roger Federer reveals his kids learned about his achievements through their friends. Federer, 40, has 20 Grand Slams in his collection and some consider him as the greatest tennis player of all time. “For a long time, my children had no idea of my accomplishments.
They found out from their friends that their father was once world number 1. They were quite astonished. We never made my success a big topic at home," Federer said, per We Love Tennis. Federer underwent his third knee surgery in the past year and a half but he is not ready to retire.
"He (Federer) maybe wants to come back on court and maybe make the call and whether he's going to play his last tournament, for his huge fan base around the world, but if he doesn't it's fine," Tomas Berdych told Reuters at the Champions Tennis event in London.
"He has nothing to prove so it's down to him how he feels and how he wants to do it at the end of the day."
Berdych says Federer must prepare mentally for the final match
Berdych would not be surprised if Federer returned to play only one match and then retired.
"He's going to try to prepare himself as best as possible and he's experienced enough to know that it won't happen at one tournament," Berdych said. "But, without matches and being 40 years old, it'll be very difficult to judge your level.
"If you are in the middle of your career and you get injured for six months and you do a good preparation basically you know what's going to happen when you start to play. "But I think in this situation he needs to be mentally ready to know that it could be just one match, even if he's done everything possible. It's not easy and then the young guys will be there and won't give him any favours."