Tennis is bigger than me and Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

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Tennis is bigger than me and Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer believes that the future of tennis is in good hands once he and Rafael Nadal retire from the professional tennis. The Swiss player said: "Tennis is bigger than the player. That's one thing we have to remember, but I think we do things in sports with friendship so I am happy is there, that we can continue our rivalry."

Federer deals with losses pretty well: "We cannot all win all the time. There is a very brutal system in tennis, you lose, you are out of the tournament, a lot of things have been written, if you do not win for five tournaments they say you are in a crisis, somebody else wins in the tournament and there is a new superstar.

Things in tennis move very quickly so I am very proud of my career." How difficult is to be Roger Federer? "Not that difficult. We tennis players are very flexible, very open for different cultures, religions, continents, people.

I love meeting new people around the world and I love the travelling. If you do not like that, then it's very difficult to be Roger Federer. But if you like that, it's very easy. Tennis is very healthy, so it's not really difficult to be Roger Federer."

Federer is motivated to make progresses and improvements despite he is 37 years old: "I think you gotta keep training and make sure you improve certain aspects of your game. I have really been working hard to improve my game looking forward and volleying and that's been working very well.

I have a great team and a wonderful family around, so I try to stay on tour as long as possible but I need success to feel my motivation and at the moment it's all working very well."