Federer fans are still rejoicing over his 13th Major win, and if we are to take the Champ at his word, we’ll have many more chances to celebrate in the future (like at the 2012 Olympics!) Here are Roger’s predictions on the rest of his career, taken from the media round table interview after the U.S. Open:
Now I have so many dreams to chase – the French Open, an Olympic singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland, but the most important thing is I have to enjoy it. It should not be an obsession, a crazy approach. If I’m in the mood to play only ten or 15 tournaments, I’ll do that but at the moment I’m happy playing 15 to 20. I believe I can do this as long as I’m healthy and I will believe as long as my tennis days [continue] that I can win a grand slam. If it’s not the case I will probably retire. But I believe that for a very long time to come, I still believe I will win Wimbledon, I still believe I will win the US Open and I still believe I will win the French Open, I truly think it should not be a problem having a shot there because I am such a good all rounder.
Before we write these predictions off as self-satisfied boasts, remember that Roger will be only 31 years old at the next Olympics, a year younger than Pete was when he won his last major title at the U.S. Open. One of the biggest weapons a GOAT contender can have is an almost delusional faith in his own abilities (flat-earther, anyone?). Just think of Marat Safin, who is far too realistic for his own good.
So what do you think of the visions in Roger’s crystal ball?
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