Golfer Justin Rose says Swiss legend Roger Federer is one of the players who inspires him a lot, in an interview to Forbes magazine. During the interview, 39 year old Rose, who is a former World No. 1 in golf, was asked which golfers inspired him during his early years.
In response to the query, Rose commented, "Actually, I love watching good golf for obvious reasons, but I don’t take inspiration from other golfers as much. Tennis is one area. I love to watch Roger Federer play tennis, and if I could trend toward that—clearly I’m not going to win 20 majors the way Federer has won 20 Grand Slams, but if I could, I’d trend toward the end of my career as someone who plays freer and freer.
Thing is, he had to evolve and learn to become that way over his career." Rose has one won one major in his career - the 2013 U.S. Open, becoming the first English player to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996. Federer, his inspiration, is 38 years old and has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career.
The Swiss legend recently underwent knee surgery after the Australian Open and said he would skip all tournaments until the grass court season in June. Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles are the most by any male tennis player in the history of tennis, with rival Rafael Nadal coming a close second with 19 Grand Slams.