Looks like Anna W. hasn’t forgotten about her Grand Slam Man. Roger Federer was featured in Vogue Magazine this month, photographed by Mario Testino. Roger Federer was interviewed just before the babies were born, sharing his thoughts about his future. Click here for the full article:
Federer on the new baby routine:
“I’m lucky,” he says, “in that I have never been a guy with a strict routine.” He does not labor under the tennis players’ paranoia about regular practice, diet, and sleep. “When the baby comes, I love the idea that if I’m up at five or six in the morning, I’ll just go and practice then, stuff like that.”
Federer his off-court ambitions:
In his juggling of tournament commitments and family, Federer also wants to find increasing time to work on his charitable foundation supporting children’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa. “My mum is from South Africa, and she has seen a lot of poverty in that country. It’s easy for me to give shirts and rackets and all of that, but obviously I would like to get down there and give more time as soon as I can,” he says.
On Pete Sampras’s appearance at the Wimbledon final:
“Pete came to his seat at two to one in the first set,” Federer recalls. “As I walked up to the service line, it was like I could hear him thinking, All right, Roger, let’s see what you got.”
Federer on coming back after a disappointing Australian Open:
“I was supersad for maybe an hour after Australia,” he says. “I couldn’t escape it; I lost control of it a bit on court. And then I start reading, ‘It’s all over for Federer.’ I was immediately: ‘What are you talking about?’ ”
Thanks to GTT reader MarK for the tip!
via Vogue Magazine, Photographed by Mario Testino