Roger Federer: 'World of tennis is like my second family'


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Roger Federer: 'World of tennis is like my second family'

The former American player Vic Seixas is 96 years old, living in San Francisco. Roger Federer was asked if he has ever considered to support naming the US Open men's singles trophy after him. The Basel native replied: "Yeah, that's the first time I hear about the trophy being named after him.

I don't know if the trophy even has a name here, actually. I know that Australian Open has. So, yeah, I mean, look, I have heard of his struggles a little bit. I have heard about him. I think as an ATP Tour, I know they look at things like this when somebody is maybe struggling or not doing so well.

I always explain my kids that obviously they're my No. 1 family but I also have sort of another family which is my tennis family, all the guys I know from the tour, you name it, all the people I have come across for many, many years now.

I don't know, I feel like it's my other family. We should definitely try to help each other. I remember I came across this subject once with the tour about Vic, so I hope something's being done. Yeah, I mean, it's a good point to bring up. We could definitely look into it but it's not my choice at the end of the day, as you know."