Everything has its reason for being. At least that’s how Roger Federer understands it. The Swiss, owner of most of the great records in tennis history, explained a few years ago why he cried when he won a tournament. And boy does he know that well, because he did it on more than one occasion throughout his brilliant career.
“There are people who tell me that I cry a lot after big wins or losses. Some don’t even smile when they win and some don’t stop for weeks after winning. I’m the kind of person who lets tears flow. I do. because I remember a coach I had who told me that I would not achieve anything in tennis, “he said.
“In those moments, I think about all the sacrifices I made to get here. I should be grateful to that person, especially at the beginning of my career since he and his words gave me the motivation to continue,” added the Swiss. “Everything I get from here on is a bonus,” he remarked.
At the beginning of his career, Federer seemed indomitable as his nerves played tricks on him very often. “There was a time when I would throw my racket to the ground on a regular basis, when I was 16 years old. I even got expelled for that. When I turned 17, my family decided that I should go to a psychologist because it made me very angry. From that moment on , My growth was constant. Every time I am under pressure, I think about the hard work done to be where I am now, “he said.
And he clarified a situation that he experienced when he first reached the top of the ATP. “After becoming No. 1 in 2004, I considered leaving tennis. I had already achieved everything I had set out to do, but I told myself that I could continue because I had nothing to prove to anyone,” he recalled. Therefore, he had already been a Wimbledon champion …
Time passed and he did not agree with that coach in Switzerland. And with a barbaric tennis Federer was in charge of forging a spectacular sports career, one of the best in history, with marks that seem impossible to match.