Federer reveals why he’s happier than ever before
Roger Federer admits he is happier than he has ever been before as a professional tennis player.
Federer, 36, has enjoyed a stunning resurgence in 2017, winning two Grand Slams at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
The Swiss legend has won seven of the 12 tournaments he has entered this year and can make that eight at the ATP World Tour Finals in London this week. Federer says the older he has got, the more he cherishes victories because he has not expected them.
“Well it’s special because Australia came so unexpected,” he told Sky Sports. “I think later on in your life or your career when you’re older, 35, 36, the expectations are lower.
“You can surprise yourself in a positive way much better. “When you were young things just happened and you were like ‘oh wow, that was cool, I didn’t expect that, I’ve been working so hard I kind of deserve it’.
“All of a sudden, later on it’s different.
“It’s a deeper sense of satisfaction, you know how much work you have to put into it, into each and every practice, the organization, the team spirit, everything needs to be right for you to succeed. “Happiness is probably bigger today than it’s ever been.” Roger Federer opened his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a straight sets win over American Jack Sock yesterday.