Roger Federer doesn't want his kids to take up tennis as career

Federer reckons he might be bored with 40 years of tennis.

Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 06:47 AM IST
Roger Federer doesn't want his kids to take up tennis as career

Melbourne: It might sound ridiculous, but 17-time Grand Slam champion, and father of four, Roger Federer doesn't want his kids to take up tennis as a career.

The Swiss legend, who stormed past Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 victory in the Australian Open second round match, said that he might be bored with 40 years of tennis.

"I think it's 40 years on the tennis tour that doesn't excite me, you know? Forty years straight, I think that's what it would be," said Federer.

Federer's twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, were both present during his match with Dolgopolov. The Swiss also has twin boys - Leo and Lenny.

"I will support them all the way whatever they want to do but I don't see myself doing that right now.

"I'd rather support them in another sport. Go see them be a super skier. That would be exciting.

"To go watch tennis matches, I don't know. As much as I love it now, I'm just not sure what my excitement level will be in 20 years' time from now."

Federer will on Friday lock horns with Grigor Dimitrov, who is fondly known as 'Baby Fed', but has failed to live upto the reputation.