Found August 17, 2012 on
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Roger Federer is 31 years old – and proud of it.
“I’m happy where I am,” he told reporters at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. “I don’t need to feel 25 again. I’m very happy to feel my age.”
Fortunately, Federer said, he now is being asked less about it.
“It’s gone away a little bit just because I have been winning a lot of tournaments,” the 2012 Wimbledon champion said. “I think journalists and fans are anyway tired of me being asked every single week about it.”
Federer, once again ranked as the world’s top tennis player, said the same thing happened with Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and others after they turned 30 and still kept competing.
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