Federer will look to defend his Wimbledon title next month.
The Swiss international is seeded 1st in the Wimbledon this year, and he will look forward to defend his Championships title next month. The Wimbledon will start from July 2.
While Federer aims to win his ninth Wimbledon title, he has shared some interesting details in an interview with Credit-Suisse. In the conversation, he talked about the various aspects of his career and life outside tennis.
In the interview, he also talked about how he used to pay to acquire life-size replicas of his own Wimbledon trophies, because the replicas players originally used to get was very small.
“Indeed, in the past the replica was very small. Now, the winners get a replica only 25% smaller than the original trophy,” Federer said. The Swiss star stated that the change was brought by him.
“This change was actually initiated by me. Some years ago the organizers agreed going forward to have that larger size. With one exception, I had to pay myself for the replicas of the previous trophies,” the 36-year old stated.
“[But] it was worth it. I like to have life-size replicas with the names of the past champions engraved on them,” said Federer.
“So, although I won Wimbledon eight times, I have more than eight trophies at home because I also keep the smaller ones. It feels like I have ‘won’ Wimbledon twelve times,” Federer jokes.
While Federer is given 1st seed at the Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal is the second-seeded player.