AFL star player Nat Fyfe, the captain of Fremantle, says he wants to continue dominating the AFL as he gets older and draws inspiration from the likes of tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams, who continue to dominate tennis even as in their late 30s.
Roger Federer is seeded third at the Australian Open this year while Serena Williams is seeded eighth in Melbourne and both are still among the favourites for the title. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles - the most by any player in the history of men's tennis while Serena has won 23 Slams and is chasing to tie the all-time record of 24 Grand Slams currently held by Margaret Court.
According to Fremantlefc, the two-time Brownlow Medallist who is 28 year old says, “Looking at our playing list at the moment - pretty quickly I’ve become the fourth oldest player on the list, so I feel like an old man in a young man’s game at the ripe old age of 28.
So what is inspiring me to be honest are senior athletes that are really killing it, Serena Williams (38), Roger Federer (38), Kelly Slater (47), Tom Brady (42), these sort of athletes. I’m looking at these guys and girls seeing what are they doing with their preparation, how they’re able to influence and still make a huge impact in what I can tell is a game built for younger people”.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are both through to the second round in Melbourne with a straight sets wins on Monday and will play their second round matches on Wednesday.