Federer says is on bonus trip after having enjoyed record dominance
Washington: 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that he has been on a bonus trip for a long time in tennis and if his career ends tomorrow he would still be very happy.
According to CNN, from 2004 to 2007, Federer won 11 of a possible 16 grand slam titles.
His record of consecutive semifinals at majors might never be broken and, if Federer plays in January`s Australian Open, he`ll take part in a 57th consecutive grand slam event, which would be another men`s record, the report said.
However, 2013 has been challenging, not entirely surprising since Federer turned 32 in August and must contend with the younger trio of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the report added.
He slipped to seventh in the world rankings, didn`t appear in a grand slam final for the first time since 2002 and is in danger of missing out on the year-end championships next month in London, the report further said.
Federer said that losing in the quarterfinals is now seen as a disaster by fans and that changes the mindset of a player as a professional athlete.
He added that nobody could take away the wins he has achieved and that is in the vault, which is good to have and to know.