Federer Inspired By Love For The GameLondon, Englandby ATP Staff
© Getty ImagesRoger Federer finishes the 2012 season with a 71-12 match record.Nine years ago, a 33-year-old Andre Agassi
said following his defeat to Roger Federer
at the season-ending championships: ďRoger was an inspiration the way he played. It'll make me work harder to know he's out there.Ē
As his 2012 season came to a close with a runner-up finish at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
, the Swiss shared what inspired him to keep going at 31 years of age.
ďI think itís the love for the game, the appreciation I get from the crowds, I guess playing for records from time to time, playing against different types of generations and playing styles,Ē he said. ďThe game has evolved sort of over the last 13-14 years Iíve been on tour. Itís changed quite a bit ever since.
ďI think you need inspiration, motivation from different angles to keep you going because it isnít that simple just to wake up every morning and go for another travel around the world, another practice, all these other things, another fitness workout, another stretch. Itís always nice, but you need to have some success and you need to have the right reasons why youíre doing it. I think Iíve always been able to do that and I really enjoy myself out on the court.Ē