He is getting ready to compete in the Australian Open this year.
And now, tennis champion Roger Federer, 37, has frankly talked about taking off with his biggest rival, Spanish player, Rafael Nadal, 32.
In a speech to the Today Show of Australia on Sunday, the Swiss player indicated how he wants to beat Rafael, currently ranked at World number 2.
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& # 39; He has extra hassle & # 39 ;: Roger Federer reveals his plan to defeat Rafael Nadal prior to the Australian Open because he has the & # 39; difficulties & # 39; of their rivalry
Roger said his plan was to focus on the ball instead of the player, while he sat down with Channel Nine sports reporter Erin Molan.
& # 39; For me to look over and see how Rafa reminds me of all the difficult moments I've had on the tennis court, you know, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; But if I only look at the ball, it's just another tennis ball so that's why I try to remind myself. Play the ball, know what you want to do and do not do crazy things. & # 39;
& # 39; For me to look over and see how Rafa reminds me of all the difficult moments I've had on the tennis court, you know, & # 39; said the Swiss champion during the interview
Prior to a possible match-up, Roger Rafael called a "great champion & # 39; and & # 39; something special & # 39 ;, and went on to say that he & # 39; extra everything & # 39; has.
"He has extra spin, extra fight, extra willpower and that makes the challenge so beautiful," he said.
Roger said that Rafael has a certain subject & # 39; was because, throughout his career, he & # 39; most difficulties & # 39; had caused.
The sportswoman said that he is currently & # 39; fortunately & # 39; was with his shape, but admitted that his season ended up late & last year & # 39;
& # 39; He has extra spin, extra fight, extra willpower and that is what makes the challenge so beautiful, & # 39; said Rodger of the Spanish player Rafael Nadal (pictured on January 5 in Brisbane)
"I think I lost some matches that I might not have, but that's how it sometimes goes," he said.
Roger is married to Miroslava & # 39; Mirka & # 39; Federer, 40, a Slovakian former professional tennis player, who is regularly seen as judge at his matches.
The tennis player has been Down Under this past week, with the beloved champion doing the media rounds in Australia.
On Wednesday, Roger made some brutal jokes about Australia about The Project after joining the Hopman Cup.
& # 39; Where do we start? & # 39; Roger Federer (photo) joked about what he hated & # 39; to Australia during the media rounds earlier this week
The 37-year-old star athlete was asked about what he hates and he answered hilariously: & where do we start? & # 39;
& # 39; No, no, no, I'm just kidding, & # 39; Roger said laughing.
He went on to say that he finds the Australian Open too big a tournament because it is tiring & # 39; can be to & # 39; anyone & # 39; to say.
I think the thing is here at the Australian Open, and look, I call it the happiest country. It is a great, wonderful event. The only hard part here is that there are 300 players and 300 coaches and guests and more and this and that, "Roger said.
Married: Roger is married to Miroslava & # 39; Mirka & # 39; Federer, 40, is a former professional tennis player, born in Slovakia, who is regularly spotted in the courtroom during his matches. Here in London in 2017