Swiss Roger Federer currently occupies the fourth position in the ATP ranking. World number one for 310 weeks overall, the Basel champion won his latest Major title at the 2018 Australian Open. After undergoing two surgeries on his right knee this year, King Roger will return to the court in 2021.
Federer has not played a tournament on the official circuit since last January, but in recent months he has appeared in numerous commercials including the all-Italian one shot in Finale Ligure, together with Carola Pessina and Vittoria Olivieri.
A few days ago, Roger Federer was interviewed by the GALA magazine at Lake Zurich, where the Swiss superstar talked about his extended break from tennis and how his family has supported him throughout his career.
Federer on his family
"For 20 years I was always on the move, constantly on the move.
The longest time at home was a maximum of five to six weeks. A break like that is really good. I can come down and spend a lot of time with my family," Roger Federer said. "When someone is important to you, emotions come into play and the poker face melts like sugar," Federer said.
Mirka had sacrifice her own career to travel with Federer when he was young, supporting the Swiss Maestro at every juncture of his career. "Mirka is the best mother, the best wife! Mirka has always been a huge support, she is a wonderful person.
During my long career she has always supported me," Federer added. "Switzerland is my absolute favorite country, and I have always known that one day after I end my tennis career I would live here. If the cogs no longer work, then I stop," Federer concluded.
Novak Djokovic may win more grand slams than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but he'll never be loved like they are. The Serbian tennis star has won 17 major titles and is hunting Nadal (19) and the Fed Express (20). Djokovic has made no secret of his desire to overtake Federer as the all-time grand slam leader in men's tennis, and also wants to surpass his record for the most weeks spent as world No.
1 (310 weeks). Djokovic's reputation has copped a hammering in 2020. From ignoring social distancing regulations during his ill-fated Adria Tour to starting a breakaway players association to being disqualified for hitting a lineswoman at the US Open — the 33-year-old has only hurt himself.