Roger Federer Remembers Coach, Prepares for Australian Open

Roger Federer Remembers Coach, Prepares for Australian Open

In an interview to Credit Suisse, Roger Federer commented on what he will do in ten years, when he will turn 48, in 2019, and the reportedly estimated $300 million Uniqlo contract will have ended from one year.

"I am not getting the heat thing, this week has not been very hot", he said.

Roger Federer, who won the Hopman Cup earlier this month alongside Belinda Bencic, is looking in prime form ahead of the first slam of the year.

"I love playing in Australia I love playing in Melbourne...there's so much that connects you tot the place - legends that I admire from the country the coaches that I've had..."

Among the other Slams, Wimbledon will use final set tie-breaks at 12-12 starting from 2019, the US Open plays a traditional tie-break at 6-6 and the French Open does not use a final set tie-break. "He didn't want me to be a wasted talent".

Learning of Carter's death whilst playing at the 2002 Canadian Masters in Toronto, Federer was reputedly said to be "never so upset in his life".

The Australian Open is now rapidly approaching.

"Tony and Peter Carter have been incredibly inspirational and important to me in my life".

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Turning 37 on August 8 - one day before what would have been Carter's 53rd birthday - Federer remains close to Carter's family and his parents usually occupy his player's box in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

When asked what Carter would have thought about Federer winning 20 major titles, the Swiss was overcome with emotion.

But Carter died in a vehicle accident while on his honeymoon in South Africa in 2002 - a year before Federer's first major honour, a triumph at Wimbledon. "So, I guess it was somewhat of a wake-up call from me when he passed away and I really started to train hard", he said. "I made those decisions, but I've been lucky along the way".

That moment sparked a late-career resurgence including back-to-back Australian Open titles.

Federer "left his hotel and ran through the streets, bawling and hysterical", the Australian newspaper reported. I feel good. I've been training really well.

"Am i confident? I dont know..." Worryingly, he pulled out of the Brisbane International last week with a thigh strain but then played an exhibition in Sydney and insists he will be ready for Melbourne.

"They used to call each other and say 'I got this really special kid I'm training and Daren would say the same from Adelaide", said Roger Federer.

He has remained high atop the men's singles rankings throughout the past two years and he is one of OUR FAVORITES at the upcoming Australian Open.

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