I can't choose between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as my idols - Mirza


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I can't choose between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as my idols - Mirza

Sania Mirza became mother last year and she hopes to comeback playing tennis in some months, as she declared in an interview on Saturday. Mirza aims to follow Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka's examples.

"Realistic possibility for comeback is by the end of the year. My conditioning trainer is coming in the next ten days. Now that I have lost weight, I do tennis specific training. I am 32 years old, I am not so young as a tennis player.

But I would die if I did not try. Tennis is my life, it has given me everything. I still have it in me", said Mirza. She also spoke about her idol on the women's side: "Steffi Graf is someone I look up to. I am still star struck whenever I see her.

She is a great example because people say a woman cannot have to it all, but she had it all. She is the greatest player. She married and had kids and achieved many things in life despite it." And what about her male idol? "I can't choose between Roger (Federer) and Rafael Nadal, but between (Bjorn) Borg, (Jimmy) Connors and (John) McEnroe, I would choose McEnroe because he was an interesting personality.

I don't smash rackets, but it is fun to watch others do that." On the tennis in India, Mirza added; "We are a country of a lot of people. We need to have more people making it to the top. I do regret that there isn't any system to promote players to the top level.

We are doing better as a country in different sports, but in tennis, we are not quite there."