Roger Federer: I have been looking back on my career, I consider myself very lucky
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Roger Federer reveals he has been reflecting on his career for the past few months and admits he "considers himself lucky." Federer, 41, turned pro in 1998 and officially put an end to his career in late September at the Laver Cup.
Federer enjoyed a very successful tennis career and went down as one of the greatest players in tennis history. "Ever since I retired from pro tennis player, I have been looking back on my career. I consider myself very lucky these past 24 years.
My life will continue, so I want to think long and hard about myself," Federer said, per We Are Tennis.
"Ever since I retired from pro tennis player, I have been looking back on my career. I consider myself very lucky these past 24 years.
My life will continue, so I want to think long and hard about myself."
Roger Federer pic.twitter.com/PWd4OuEjVH — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) February 5, 2023
Federer received a nice tribute from Dominic Thiem
Federer once owned the all-time Grand Slam record but now he is the third-best when it comes to the number of Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic, who won this year's Australian Open, is now tied with Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 22 Majors. Federer may not have the most Grand Slams in tennis history but Thiem says the Swiss is still the ultimate tennis icon and noted that no one ever will have a bigger impact on the game.
"Yes, it's definitely possible. No matter how much the others win, Rafa, Novak or someone in the future, Roger will always be the one who had the biggest influence on tennis. I think he influenced every sport, because of his character, his special aura.
I think he took tennis to another level and everyone benefited from that. We all have to be very grateful to him," Thiem told dnevnik.hr. Meanwhile, Federer has been enjoying a pretty quiet and relaxed life since retiring. The Australian Open persuaded Federer to come to this year's tournament as a guest but the Swiss declined the invitation. Federer is not ready yet to make guest appearances in tournaments but that won't last forever.