In an interview to Credit Suisse, Roger Federer commented on what he will do in ten years, when he will turn 48, in 2019, and the reportedly estimated $300 million Uniqlo contract will have ended from one year.
'In ten years I will probably be retired, I'll be doing a lot of philantropy, I will be spending tons of times with my children and I will probably be supporting them through their school years, maybe still spending time with my wife travelling, still hopefully doing things in the business, being an ambassador for certain brands and then also be involved in tennis in some shape or form', said Federer.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion believes he learned a lot from a human point of view during his 21-year career: 'I wonder how it's going to help me in the future. I have played so much tennis throughout my life having faced difficult moments and injuries and travelling was really an incredible life school so I hope it's gonna help me a lot to participate, to stay calm, to be good under pressure.
Sports combines a lot of those things, work ethic as well but time will tell.' Meanwhile Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou commented through Twitter on Federer's emotional interview to CNN: 'That is a hell of an interview !
Tennis and life always write their common history and in the case of Roger, it is a great example of how to turn a terrible life experience into a positive powerful engine.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title