At present, Roger Federer has turned 39 years old, he has to face many problems such as age, injury, and increasingly stronger opponents. However, “Express Train” Roger Federer still wants to overcome all difficulties to win more Grand Slams.
ROGER FEDERER – THE LITTLE BOY BECOMES A TENNIS LEGEND
39 years ago (August 8, 1981), a boy named Federer was born in Basel (Switzerland). He is the “product” of the love of a couple of Swiss and South African workers. Ciba Chemical Company is a place to give love to Federer‘s parents, Mr. Robers (from Switzerland), and Ms. Lynette Durand (South Africa).
They first met in the 1970s, when Robers came to work at this company’s facility in South Africa. The couple married in 1973, in 1979 gave birth to their first daughter Diana Federer and two years later gave birth to Roger Federer, a contemporary tennis legend. Born into a working family, no one pursued a sports career, but the sports playing movement at Ciba helped Robers love sports, especially tennis, and passed that love on to his son Roger Federer.
Roger Federer is passionate about playing many different sports, according to mother Durand, her son is particularly fond of football and tennis. The Swiss legend has been interested in tennis since he knew how to hold it, he held a polishing racket everywhere in the house from the garage to the kitchen cabinet, living room, bedroom, etc.
When he was 8 years old, FedEx was trained, and 4 years later, Federer decided to follow a professional path. Contrary to an elegant, stylish Roger Federer, a model of tennis throughout the years, when he was a child, Roger Federer had a rather rebellious personality. Roger Federer often kicks, throws, hits racquets, squeals, and sometimes swears. Once being reminded by his parents because of his bad attitude to everyone around, Roger Federer immediately argued: “Go home, leave me alone”.
The situation improved when 14-year-old FedEx, Roger Federer‘s parents were shocked to learn that their son had entered the special training list of the Swiss tennis team. Even so at the age of 16, 17 Roger Federer still had problems, he once told Express: “There was a time when I was 16, I used to beat a lot of my racquets, I was even sent off for this action. At the age of 17, my family and I agreed to see a psychiatrist, because I couldn’t control my behavior on the field, since then things have changed.”
Seeing the doctor, all of Federer’s personality problems are under control, which is a prerequisite for FedEx to win big and small titles and become a tennis legend. Currently, at the age of 39, Roger Federer owns 103 ATP titles, including 20 Grand Slams and 28 ATP 1000 championships.
THE FLOWERS BLOOMS LATE BUT FADES
Compared to his opponents in the “Big 3” group, Roger Federer is the player who won the latest Grand Slam. If Nadal won the Roland Garros at the age of 19, Djokovic won the Australian Open at the age of 20, when Roger Federer was 22 years old, he would win the Wimbledon championship, the first Grand Slam in his career.
Tennis legends like Vladimir Becker won the Grand Slam at 17, Bjorn Borg at 18, and Pete Sampras at 19. Nobody thought a Federer at that age to win the Grand Slam would become the greats at the top with 20 the noblest title.
Like a flower that blooms late, and has to compete with excellent players like Nadal, Djokovic, or Murray, but Roger Federer still shows his talent to become the number 1 player. If it weren’t for FedEx, maybe many hands Another racket had to surrender to the Nadal and Djokovic, but the “Express Train” was still there to compete with the two opponents over the years.
In 2011, at the age of 30, FedEx does not have any additional Grand Slam titles. It was believed at that time that the Swiss tennis player might have been on the other side of his career slope. But all was wrong, 1 year after the 30-year-old threshold, “Express Train” won the 2012 Wimbledon championship.
After the championship on Wimbledon 2012 forte was a very long silence, fans talked about Roger Federer retiring. But in the most difficult times, the athletic genius of “Express Train” arose, he won three consecutive Grand Slams in 2017 and 2018 to reach 20 Grand Slam.