Roger Federer talks about his “amazing summer,” being a new father and the excitement of returning to tour at this week’s Rogers Masters tournament in Montreal:
Great to hear: “Motivation is always there. I love this game too much not to be motivated.”
More from Roger on the Federer twins (via The Globe and Mail):
Asked if he is changing diapers, he answered, “Absolutely, I am. I think it’s something you enjoy doing as a parent because you feel even more connected to the baby. You swaddle it, you change the diapers and afterwards they feel clean. The next thing you know they’re falling asleep when before they were screaming. That’s why nappy changing is completely normal for me.”
And Roger on the trials and tribulations of the first half of his season (via The Globe and Mail):
“99 per cent was getting the subconscious to work in my favour again. I was always scared, after Miami [in April] about my back. Kick serving, for instance, or being in the corners trying to get the ball back. I was just worried that my back will not be able to handle it or will hurt after the matches. . .I practised so hard in those weeks (after Miami) that when I got to Madrid I felt like I was ready to win a tournament again – and the rest, we know, is history.”
And wait, what’s up with this photo from Montreal? This has caption contest written all over it. I don’t have a prize, but take your best stab at it. My guess: “Alright, I admit it Roger, you’re still the king.”
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