Roger Federer: 'Sleep deprivation is the worst'

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Roger Federer: 'Sleep deprivation is the worst'

Roger Federer believes there is one key factor in order to perform at your best in life and work. "Sleep is really important," recognized the Basel native. "When you get enough sleep, you wake with all this energy, and that’s a beautiful feeling.

Sleep deprivation is the worst. It makes you cranky. Next thing you know, you're sick or injured." On how he deals with jet lag, Federer, who travels to the five continents throughout the year, added: "My secret is making sure I eat at the right times.

That and keeping busy on the day you arrive, to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. And hydrating is also very helpful in avoiding jet lag." Asked if he plays with his family, Federer replied: "Yes, I do play with them sometimes and I really enjoy it.

What I love about it is that it’s just as nice feeling to be as a family and doing something active together." On his mentality, Federer added: "When I have a bad point, I just try to forget it. When I was younger, I brushed my towel over my face, like a kid with a security blanket.

I had a chance to think, 'OK, the point was in the past? We’re moving on to the next one.' I try to stay positive. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Things can always change. If the opponent plays a better game, I accept the situation for what it is and move on to the next one."