Thank to Fed-watcher Judy for forwarding the heads up on this!
Winning Wimbledon, beating Pete’s record, taking the career Slam – Roger Federer has reached and surpassed many of his goals. And now he’s set the bar even higher: to end his career with four more Major titles, for a total of (at least) 20. Via the AP:
Federer told the BBC that winning 20 majors is a realistic aim.
“I believe that having won three Grand Slams per season three times, and two per year a couple of times, it’s something doable for me,” he said. “I only play 16-20 tournaments per year, so I’m not overplaying, and that keeps the fire burning.”
Though he claims to be motivated by more than just the Big Ones.
“I’m giving 100 percent for each and every tournament that I play because I don’t play a ton of tournaments,” he said. “Tournaments like Toronto this week and Cincinnati next week are important to me, too. The motivation is huge for the next few years and obviously if I can win Grand Slams that’s fantastic, but they are not the only motivation over the next few years.”
So Roger’s set his next benchmark. Do you think he can accomplish this, and his other big, spoken goal – a singles gold medal – before he heads off into the pro sunset.
Note: we landed in Toronto today! We missed Roger’s straight set defeat of Michael Llodra – but we look forward to watching him play Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals. At this point, perhaps Roger’s only goal should be getting a little revenge.
Gotta get in a Llodra photo whenever possible: