Roger Federer chatted with GQ Magazine about a range of issues, including his playing days and Emma Raducanu’s recent victory at the US Open. When asked how he feels about turning 40, the Swiss provided a lengthy response.
“Actually, I’m excited, even though I make jokes: I can’t believe he’s 40 years old! It’s terrible!’ But overall, I think I’m excited. I remember turning 20. You think you know who you are, but you really have no idea!
At 30, you have a pretty good idea, figuring it out, but at 40, I think you know it,” Federer said.
“Right now, my life is in a very good place with my wife, my four children.
“I mean, my daughters are already 12 years old. I was 28 when I had them, and my children are now seven. So, I mean, look, we have a wonderful life and I can’t complain.
“When it comes to touring, I mean these extra rounds that I’m doing, for many years, all of this is a bonus for me.
“So now I’m looking forward to the next 40 and spending a little more time with friends and my family because that’s also something that I clearly missed last year,” concluded the Swiss.
Younes El Aynaoui talks about Roger Federer
After that, Younes El Aynaoui was asked for his opinion on the GOAT argument.
He began by stating that while he has defeated Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he has never played Djokovic. He did say, though, that he believes each member of the Big 3 to be “the finest.”
“I played against Federer and Nadal when they were both relatively young on the tour. I won against both of them once,” El Aynaoui said.
“I even beat Nadal at the US Open. I see all three of them as the best, even if I never played against Novak.”
El Aynaoui went on to admire Federer’s beautiful tennis and Nadal’s self-control.
“When talking about self-control, Nadal is outstanding,” added the Moroccan.
“He never shows his frustration, only his motivation. When it comes to the beauty of tennis with fluid movements, Federer is the ultimate.”
Roger Federer is one of the all-time great tennis players. On the court, the Swiss Maestro has won 20 Grand Slam titles and still holds numerous records in the sport.
He would not have had as much success if his wife, Mirka Federer, had not continually backed and supported him.