Roger Federer: 'I've had some major meltdowns'
Good news for Roger Federer fans: the Swiss, who has returned from two operations on his right knee within four months, is back in training. Federer allegedly made this statement during the presentation of the Lindt Home of Chocolate, the largest Swiss chocolate museum, in Kilchberg, home of the red-cross brand of the same name, complete with a nine-meter fountain at the entrance, obviously fueled by liquid cocoa.
Federer signed a contract renewal with the partner company in 2017 (the first contract dates back to 2009) for about 17 million euros. Recall that, despite not having the intention of returning to play this year, Federer will almost certainly qualify for the ATP Finals due to the new ranking system, which, taking into consideration the results obtained since March 2019, will allow him to maintain important scores.
like the 1200 points of Wimbledon, the 1000 of Miami, the 720 of Roland Garros, and the 600 of Indian Wells. The corollary is that the Swiss will be pretty sure he has a top seed in Melbourne, almost certainly between five and seven.
Roger Federer recently joined Bjorn Borg in a video chat to mark the 50th anniversary of the ATP Finals. Federer talked about how temperamental he was as a teenager, in sharp contrast to Borg and Rafael Nadal.
Federer on his temper tantrums from his early days
"I've had some major meltdowns," Roger Federer said.
"Mostly angered by myself. I'm seriously disappointed by the handshakes I gave back in the day." Over the years the Swiss did learn to become more even-keeled on the court, but he pointed out that Bjorn Borg developed his ice-cold nature much earlier.
"I think Bjorn and I have been similar that way, the exception being that he figured it out at early on in his teens and it took me much later to understand what it means to be a champion. That is why Bjorn together with Rafa (Nadal) are the best teenage players in the history of our game," Federer said.
"I just needed more time to figure things out. How to handle the pressure, like TV and spectators in the stadium, and understand what respect for the game meant. People often ask me how I'm so calm and composed because they only know of me since my first Wimbledon win in 2003, but the years before that were the really interesting ones," he added.