Roger Federer: 'I especially enjoy seeing others opening a gift'

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Roger Federer: 'I especially enjoy seeing others opening a gift'

From the top of his mountain of titles, inside his castle made of successes, Roger Federer still looks at life through a a lense of simplicity and unpretentiousness. Despite his many records and the waves of fans ready to do things beyond possible to assist to one of his matches or get an autograph from him, the Swiss’ philosophy is not stained with a sense of superiority.

He is classy, modest, and good-hearted, and these aspects of his personality are reflected in his everyday actions and words. This was the case when the Tribune de Geneve asked him how, since he is in measure of getting a vast majority of whatever he can possibly wish for, he gets to indulge himself.

“Actually, I especially enjoy seeing others opening a gift,” the 38-year-old said. “I don't need much, nothing, in fact. So I love when, with Mirka, we can make the people who are dear to us happy: the children, our friends, my parents, my team”.

Federer's joy has its source in the happiness of others, and if that is not selfless and elegant, then what is? His fans greatly miss him now that he is stretching his offseason to enjoy more quality time off the tour, but there are no doubts that he will be acclaimed as hard as every when he comes back under the spotlight.

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