Roger Federer always stood out for his humility and great passion for tennis. In a recent press conference, the Swiss player denied he is perfect on a tennis court and in life as well. 'I am who I am' Federer said. 'It can happen that people think I am a perfect guy but it's not like this.
I have my issues like everyone. I am proud to represent the world of tennis and to be the face of many companies. I enjoy it. If I did not feel it, I would give up everything. At this point in my life, I want to do what I really like to.
I do not want to paint myself as a perfect person. It's true that I am an educated, respectful person and I am aware to be an example for kids. So if it brings yourself to think I am perfect... the truth is that I am not.' Federer is playing an even more aggressive tennis in the late stage of his career.
Will we see other players adopting this tactic in the future as well? 'I do not see myself as the last one to play this kind of tennis. The game changed a lot since when I came on the Tour and there were players like Sampras.
I feel I am very close to that classic and traditional tennis. Today everyone is so strong, they serve well, they play at the net, on the baseline, they move well. Tennis became more running sports than a talented one. Being talented does not pay off in tennis now, it's the work that brings you to the top.
From this point of view, with my character I was disadvantaged. I had to fix something over my career, but I am happy that I did not lose my game style. In 20 years you may play in another way but in the short-term future I don't think we will be back to 90s in terms of game style.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title