The 38-year-old will go down as probably the best player to ever play the game and one of the greatest sportsmen of all time.
He has won 20 grand slam titles, the most in men’s tennis history and been at the top of the game for almost two decades.
The eight-time Wimbledon champion recalled how he used to dream of becoming a top-100 player before his days of dominating SW19.
“That was the same that my parents also taught me, but I do believe it’s starting to happen more and more that people actually believe that also sports can be a future and a career and a path.
FEDERER’S SLAM TITLES
Australian Open (6): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
French Open (1): 2009
Wimbledon (8): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017
US Open (5): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
“I hope that through what I do on a tennis court that I show them, maybe also I lead the way a little bit.”
Federer’s quest for a ninth Wimbledon title might be thwarted this summer with the coronavirus crisis causing chaos in the world of sport.
All England Club officials ordered ball boys and girls to stop training for this summer’s tournament after schools in the England were closed.