Former world No. 1 Roger Federer turned 40 last August and he was grateful that he was able to hit 40 by being surrounded by his friends, family and his team. Apart from being a tennis pro and one of the greatest players in tennis history, Federer is also a family man.
With his wife Mirka, Federer has four kids. "In summer, I was able to celebrate my 40th birthday, marking the mid-point of my life with family, friends and my team who have supported me throughout my tennis and private life.
I'm grateful everyday for the people that have helped me get to where I'm today and have guided and provided me insights across many difficult decisions. Seeing that I have so many great people in my corner, I look forward to this next phase of my life with great optimism.
I have no doubt that it will be filled with new exciting and joyful things, with all of you by my side, Federer wrote in his annual report.
Federer optimistic the new phase of his life will be a joyful one
Federer has spent a lot of time at home over the last two years.
After the 2020 Australian Open, Federer underwent a knee surgery. As Federer wasn't happy with how the first procedure went, several months later he underwent a second knee surgery. After a long rehab, Federer made his comeback in Doha in 2021 March.
Federer appeared in just five tournaments before announcing a third knee surgery. Federer last played at Wimbledon, where he made the quarterfinal before losing to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets. Federer is 40 and he has had three knee surgeries over the last two years but he is not ready to walk away from the game.
Federer is hoping to make a comeback in the second part of the 2022 season. It remains to be seen when will Federer return to the court.