In an interview with Blick, Severin Luthi, who used to coach Roger Federer, shared some fascinating anecdotes. At one point, the Swiss tennis player believed that no other player would surpass Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam titles. However, this prediction proved to be completely inaccurate.
It’s essential to approach predictions about the future of current world number one Carlos Alcaraz with caution, which is why Luthi encourages everyone to do so. Luthi believes that Alcaraz has the potential to win multiple Grand Slam tournaments.
However, It’s nearly impossible to have anticipated what will happen in two years. What if he injures himself? What if another product is released that surpasses this one? Additionally, it isn’t easy to anticipate how someone will handle success at this early stage.
“As an athlete, I’ve come to embrace the importance of living in the present. Despite this, I’ve found that my predictions in life have often been incorrect. One instance that stands out is when I declared that no one would surpass Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam titles,” says Roger Federer’s former coach.
Untouchable Roger Federer Opens Up About His Toughest Rivalry with Rafael Nadal
During a video segment called “24 Hours with Roger” from Uniqlo, Roger Federer discussed Rafael Nadal while in New York City.
“I struggled against Rafa the most. Yeah, just because of his topspin and lefty, you know,” Federer said.
During a discussion about his tennis career, the Swiss player shared that he had considered retirement on occasion due to the difficulties of losing. He also mentioned that tennis players have the opportunity to meet amazing individuals throughout their professional journeys.
“It’s a great sport. You get great camaraderie. We see them smiling a lot. Yes, I also thought about hanging up the racket at certain moments in my career because losing is really frustrating.
He later said,
It’s comforting to have a support team, coach, parents, or friends who can lend a helping hand and keep you motivated. Along the way, you’ll also meet some amazing individuals who will make a positive impact on your life, he stated.
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