An absolute IDOL of our times-Roger Federer wins 20th Grand Slam in “Australian Open” today beating Croatian Marin Cilic in exciting 5 setter 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. It is beyond extraordinary what this 36 year old athlete is achieving,making another legendary win-and having us in tears all with his emotional speech. His response”age is just a number” makes us fall in love with him even harder.He admitted that he had trouble sleeping in the night before-being overwhelmed with the fact that he could win his 20th Gland Slam,sixth “Australian Open”.
He said: “With the roof closed, it was way, way cooler than I expected. That was very, very difficult, especially to be in that kind of situation in the final.All of the next day I was already thinking about how I should play Marin, how cool would it be to win 20, but no, don’t think of it, but how horrible would it be to lose it. I had it for over 36 hours, to be honest. It was a lot.”
The fact that i am Serbian and supporter of Novak Djokovic didn’t stop me tearing up when i saw his emotional speech.We are just so grateful that people like him exists that can push the boundaries so high.Grateful that he is showing to our children that the possibilities are endless-We can do anything!
He added:“I’ve won three Slams now in 12 months.I can’t believe it myself. I’ve just got to keep a good schedule, stay hungry, then maybe good things can happen. Then I don’t think age is an issue, per se. It’s just a number”.
An absolute icon . We adore him . Go Roger !