Roger Federer explains how his goals changed with time



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Roger Federer explains how his goals changed with time

Former world No. 1 Roger Federer says his wife, Mirka, and all of his coaches have always been a great support and are one of the reasons why he has stayed on the Tour for so long. Federer, 40, underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 but made a comeback last year.

Federer underwent another knee surgery last August and he hasn't ruled out a potential comeback in 2022. "My wife couldn't have been more supportive; my coaches, I had them all at the right time. I've always been very motivated, that's why I was always able to do what I did," Federer said in his interview with Credit Suisse, as quoted on Sportskeeda.

"I don't wanna say I've struggled with the decision to retire, but it's a whole other situation to think of. You know, my career is ending and then my wife is like, 'Okay, my foot's still good, I just don't enjoy it anymore, I'll come on the road with you.'

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Federer pretty much accomplished all of his goals

Even if Federer never plays a match again, he will go down as one the greatest and most accomplished players in tennis history. In his interview with Credit Suisse, Federer explained how his goals changed with time.

"I come from a really normal background here, sports was always one of my favorite things to do besides going to school," Federer admitted. "I was gonna be happy if I won one tournament... and if I would've made the tour top 100 and had the chance to play at Wimbledon - that would've been enough for me.

"But of course, as time went by, you readjust your goals, and it became from top 100 to top 50 to top 10, to hopefully one day World No. 1, and then defending Wimbledon and staying at World No. 1... it's strange how things changed, you know? I remember the boy I was and still wanting to be that great, just a young boy who had a dream. I've just wanted to keep that mindset fresh... it's what kept me on the ground."