Former world number 1, Roger Federer, turned 40 last August and was grateful for having been able to reach four decades of life surrounded by his friends, his family and his team. Apart from being a tennis professional and one of the best players in tennis history, Federer is also a family man.
With his wife Mirka, Federer has four children. "In the summer I was able to celebrate my 40th birthday, marking the halfway point of my life with family, friends and my team, who have supported me throughout my tennis and private life.
I am grateful every day for the people who have helped me get to where I am today and who have guided me and given me insights in many difficult decisions. Seeing that I have so many great people by my side, I am looking forward to this next phase of my life with great optimism.
I have no doubt that it will be full of new exciting and joyful things, with all of you by my side," Federer wrote in his annual report. Federer has spent a lot of time at home in the last two years. After the 2020 Australian Open, Federer underwent knee surgery.
As Federer was not happy with the result of the first operation, several months later he underwent a second knee operation.
Aliassime praises King Roger
Felix Auger-Aliassime lavished praise on Roger Federer's backhand slice in a recent interview with 'We Are Tennis'
In the Canadian's opinion, the quality and technique of Federer's backhand slice is unrivaled in the sport. "Roger Federer is the [GOAT of the sliced backhand], for the quality of the shot, but also the style. Roger is pretty good [with logistics]," he said.
"I remember training with him in Dubai and he had to bring his whole family, coaches, the team. There were about 10 people. There is probably someone who takes care of it for him, but he seems pretty organized. I'm pretty organized too, but I've already missed a flight.
So I am not sure both answers go in the same sentence." The president of the Federation, Gilles Moretton however issued a warning. Stating that the pandemic is not over yet, and the virus is also very much active. He stated “There is still a virus circulating and we must be careful.
If things were to happen again and the government took new measures, we would not be excluded from these measures,” he said.