Pete Sampras, 6-time year ending world #1 and winner of 14 grand slam titles, spoke to The Tennis Space about how impressed he is of Roger Federer traveling with his wife and twin daughters while on tour. Pistol Pete notes how he was a different breed to the Swiss maestro (at their relative ages having children) and how much energy it consumes while balancing things on the road.
“I’m impressed that he has carried on travelling with his children. To be a father, and a husband, and a tennis player, all at the same time, and on the road, that’s very hard. I don’t know I would have been able to pull it off, but Roger always looks as though he has a good situation on the road with his wife and his kids. I don’t know if I would have had the patience with my kids. I think I would have wanted to have been in a different hotel room to my kids, but Roger is able to handle it well. He wants his wife and kids with him everywhere, and that is great. Maybe I was just a different breed to Roger. I just don’t know if I could have done everything on the road, as Roger does.”
Sampras Impressed Federer Travels with Twin Daughters
“We both have two kids and we talk about that. I’m interested to hear how he travels with his kids. I was never in that position. It’s obviously hard enough work to be looking after two kids at home, but when you’re travelling with them, that’s going to take up even more time and energy, even if you have help with nannies.”
Source: The Tennis Space