Australian Open Champion Roger Federer reveals how performing good at World Stage & hunger of winning titles is helping him to be successful at this age too.
World no.2 Roger Federer recently became the first man to clinch 20 Grand Slam Titles after defeating the 6″6 tall Croatian Marin Cilic in a thrilling Australian Open Final.
After winning the title, he is just 155 points away from World no.1 position that is secured by Rafael Nadal right now.
It has been unimaginable last 12 months for the World no.2 & his first title this year shows age is just an number for this 36-year-old Swiss star.
“Maybe it is still winning the big matches on the biggest stages,” Federer told Fox Sports via Express. “Reliving those moments and thinking ‘Can I do it again? How will I feel if I do it again?’
“I enjoy the process of showing up 30 days before the final and trying to get myself in shape. I don’t mind all the stuff that comes with being a tennis player.
“I always wanted to be a tennis player but didn’t expect to play as well as I did. While I’m enjoying it why should I give it up[?]”
However, Swiss master claims he thought of winning the Australian Open 2018 Title only after his opponent in semi-finals retired as he didn’t believed winning 20th Title in Melbourne would be possible.
“I think all of this stuff I had to digest in some way because I don’t really remember taking the plane at the end of December last year to Australia thinking ‘I’m going to come back with 20’,” Federer said.
“I never really thought that and then when all of a sudden Hyeon retired in the semis it was real. It was like ‘I could maybe get to 20.'”