Roger Federer: 'They were quite astonished'



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Roger Federer: 'They were quite astonished'

2021 did not give Roger Federer much satisfaction. The Swiss champion seemed very far from an acceptable condition and did not get the desired results. Suffice it to say that the former world number 1 played just 13 official matches from March to Wimbledon, racking up nine wins and four losses.

The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals in London were his best seasonal results, too little for a legend of his caliber. A few weeks after the Championships, the 40-year-old from Basel announced that he will have to operate on his knee for the third time in the last 18 months.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will resume racing at the beginning of the new year, but will not be able to return to the circuit before the summer of 2022. His presence at Wimbledon is therefore at great risk, as Federer himself admitted a few weeks ago.

The Swiss also hailed the Top 10 for the first time since 2017. In a recent interview with 'Ringier', King Roger admitted that his four children were unaware of his enormous success until recently does.

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Obviously very discreet about his many accomplishments within his household, Roger Federer admitted that his four children had discovered that their father was a real star of his sport thanks to their friends.

A rather astonishing revelation and which says a lot about the humility and the simplicity of the man with the 20 Grand Slam titles. “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." Former World No.1 Roger Federer was the highest-paid tennis player in 2021. According to Forbes, the Swiss maestro earned a whopping $90.6 million despite featuring in just five tournaments during the 2021 season.

Federer's earnings came mostly from sponsorship and endorsement deals. As part of his exclusive 10-year deal with the Japanese clothing company, Uniqlo, he earns $30 million every year. Interestingly, even if Federer retires before the deal expires, he would still get $300 million by the end of 2027.

Since his deal with Uniqlo doesn't restrict the Swiss to wearing any particular brand of shoes, the former World No. 1 has invested in a Swiss-based shoe-making company called 'On Holding' 'On Holding' is about to complete an initial public offering in the US soon.