The 35-year-old celebrated his eighth Wimbledon title well into the night and admitted he was a little worse for wear yesterday morning, Roger also speaks of Andy Murray who is suffering from a hip injury.
The Swiss believes Murray has plenty of years ahead of him despite his hip concerns, he advised that a similar sort of break from the game might not be the answer for the Scot.
“We’ll see a great Andy Murray moving forward,” Federer said. “I’m sure he’s going to take the right decisions. He’s still got a lot of years left to play if he’s in the mood for it”.
“But it doesn’t mean because I took a break that everybody should take that break, to be quite honest. Some players just need to play. They need to play every other day, otherwise they feel like they completely lose touch with the racket and the ball, the body goes all funny on them.”
Federer credits his own sporting longevity to the inspiration of a host of sporting heroes who defined whole eras in their respective pursuits.
“I get inspired in a big way by the likes of Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Valentino Rossi or Michael Schumacher, guys who did things for a very long time at the highest of levels,” he revealed.
Murray was spotted limping away from the All England Club late on Sunday evening after watching his brother Jamie win the mixed doubles title with partner Martina Hingis.
He has flown to Switzerland to consult with specialists since exiting the Championships on Wednesday and is awaiting the results of tests on his troublesome hip.
Consequently, he is still to announce his plans going forward although the Rogers Cup in Toronto next month, the next tournament he is scheduled to play, now looks extremely unlikely.
Federer took from this point to the end of the year off last season, a decision which has so far paid dividends as he has won the only two Grand Slam events he has entered so far in 2017.
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