'Roger Federer said, 'Dude, 39, four kids, 20 Grand Slams...', says insider

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'Roger Federer said, 'Dude, 39, four kids, 20 Grand Slams...', says insider

In this week, with the ATP tournaments in Antalya and Delray Beach, the men's and tennis circuit officially begins and the 2021 season will certainly give further answers to the questions of all tennis fans. One of the main arguments, perhaps the main one that characterizes this sport at the moment, is the GOAT question and who will be the GOAT at the end of the career of the three phenomena of the tennis world, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

At the moment Federer and Nadal are the players with the highest number of titles with 20 Slams and behind them chasing the current number 1 in the world Novak Djokovic at 17. Between Roland Garros and above all the Us Open 2020 Nole has wasted an important opportunity to shorten from the opponents and now already in February he is called to update his Palmares and agvikcsre the first two.

It must be said that since 2011 Novak Djokovic is the dominator of the circuit, the tennis player who has finished the season several times at the top and who has obtained the best results in terms of Grand Slams, Masters 1000 and Atp Finals.

We don't know how the GOAT race will end but what is certain is that Djokovic will be remembered as one of the best ever. In a recent interview with Ace Bandsports, Andre Sa revealed that he had had a telephonic conversation with Roger Federer a few days before the 39-year-old announced his decision to pull out of the event.

Who is behind Roger Federer’s exit?

"The main reason was the quarantine," Andre Sa said. "I talked to Roger Federer a month ago, and he had two options. He could come with the whole family and quarantine them.

The problem is that Mirka (Federer's wife) and her children couldn't leave the room. They would have to stay 14 days in the room. The exception is only for players. He could go out, train, and come back, but the family couldn't.

Mirka did not approve the idea." The Australian government requires all players to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Melbourne. So Roger Federer would have had to fly to Melbourne in the first half of January, thus keeping him away from his family for nearly six weeks.

"The other option would be for him to come alone," Sa continued. "Only there would be at least five weeks away from family and children. And then he said, 'Dude, 39, four kids, 20 Grand Slams. I am no longer in time to be away from my family for five weeks'"