Roger Federer arrived in Brisbane early Saturday morning, as he will participate in the upcoming Brisbane International to kick off his 2014 season. The Swiss maestro was relaxed, and even said he felt energized. He immediately had a brief press conference before heading off to the hotel near the tournament site.
Some excerpts from his press conference (via @BrisbaneTennis):
“I feel very energised to be here even though it’s 7 in the morning”
“It’s pretty simple here & in Melbourne, you want to do very well & get into the groove again”
“The body is fit, feeling good…these last 3 months have been good”
“It was a more difficult & challenging year for me…hopefully I can have a better season”
“Tennis is very important but it’s not everything”
— Brisbane Intl (@BrisbaneTennis) December 27, 2013
“There was only a few I thought of…he was a childhood hero of mine”
“I’m sure he can bring a new angle to my game which is good”
“(If retirement) was the case I wouldn’t tell you anyway”
“Deep down I’m still doing it because I love the game…I’m very fortunate”
The Swiss maestro has been busy this off season, both on court with training and off court with business matters. Catch up on the latest news and updates.
The Swiss star is making his first appearance at the Brisbane International, which begins December 29. Following that and leading into the Australian Open, Federer will take part in an exhibition match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, “A Night with Roger Federer and Friends,” to be held at Rod Laver Arena on January 8.
In earlier news, the Swiss star and agent Tony Godsick formally created their new agency, Team8.