Roger Federer about why he is not afraid to cry after breaking off when remembering late tennis coach
He broke into tears earlier this week when he made a moving tribute to his late Australian tennis coach who died during a tragic car accident during his 2002 honeymoon.
And on Wednesday, the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer revealed how he is not afraid to cry and show his emotions.
The 37-year-old and world-no. 3 appeared on the Australian show, The Project, when he admitted: I am an emotional guy and I do not mind sharing it. & # 39;
I am an emotional guy and I do not mind sharing it & # 39 ;: Roger Federer reveals why he is not afraid to cry … after the tennis star burst into tears when he died his Australian tennis coach remembered who died in a tragic car accident
Roger made the remarks in referring to how often he cries when he wins or plays a match.
I think emotions are nice and I realized a long time ago that I had my really big, first emotional victory … at Wimbledon in 2001. I could not believe you could be so happy and started crying & # 39; Roger said.
& # 39; I did that because it becomes more memorable when you release it instead of holding it. But I know some people – even if they wanted them to not be able to do it. & # 39;
Passionate: Roger made the remarks in referring to how he often cries when he wins or plays a match (pictured in June 2009 at the French Open)
Do not hold it! I'm sure it was sometimes uncomfortable and a little embarrassing, but it is, what it is, "he said (pictured in January last year at the Australian Open)
He added that he is not ashamed to show his emotions.
& # 39; So for me it is different. It's not like I'm looking for it. It is uncomfortable if it happens when you lose, but I am perhaps, I think, an emotional guest and I do not mind sharing it. I am sure it was sometimes awkward and a bit embarrassing, but it is, what it is! & # 39;
He also joked that he is most emotional when he watches sad or dramatic films about airplanes, jokingly that he is sometimes ashamed when a stewardess asks if he wants to drink something when he is crying.
In the meantime Roger made the headlines when he burst into tears when he recalled his former Australian tennis coach, Peter Carter, who died during a honeymoon in South Africa in 2002 during a freak accident.
Angry: on Monday, Roger made the headlines when he burst into tears (pictured) when he remembered his former Australian tennis coach, Peter Carter, who died during a wedding accident in South Africa in 2002 during a freak accident.
The all-time tennis star let his emotions run free during an interview recorded for CNN in the run-up to the Australian Open on Monday night.
After a frank conversation about growing up and playing tennis in Switzerland, the 37-year-old lost his composure when the conversation shifted to the impact of his former coach Peter Carter on his technique and life.
Roger remembered how Peter invaded his life when he played at the Old Boys Tennis Club in Basel, Switzerland, as a nine-year-old in the 1990s.
Emotional: after he had spoken honestly about adult tennis in Switzerland, the 37-year-old lost his composure when the conversation shifted to the (depicted) influence of his coach Peter Carter on his technique and life.
While Roger was still learning the game alone, he said that Peter was one of the star players in the team and always made time to coach him personally.
Now, years later, Roger attributes his world record 20 grand slam titles to the form Peter taught him all those years ago.
Tragically, during his honeymoon in South Africa, Peter was in a fatal car accident – just a year before Roger won his first title in 2003.
Peter & # 39; s Land Rover swung to prevent a collision and plummeted from a bridge. He killed him and the driver while his wife Sylvia watched from another car.
"I hope he would be proud," and now, years later, Roger attributes his world record 20 grand slam titles to the form Peter taught him all those years ago.
When Roger heard of his coach's death, he ran through the streets roaring and hysterical.
& # 39; Sorry. Oh man, I still miss him so much. I hope he would be proud, "Roger said in his tearful interview.
Gosh, never got so broken. & # 39;
Roger said he never really believed in his monumental talent until the day he heard that Peter had died.
He did not want me to be a wasted talent. It was a bit of a wake-up call for me when he died, I started training really hard. & # 39;
"He did not want me to be a wasted talent." Roger said he never really believed in his monumental talent until the day he heard that Peter had died.