It is August the 8th and guess what day it is? It’s Roger Federer’s birthday! Yes, the 16 time Grand Slam champion has passed the threshold of becoming 30 years old and he had this to say about his milestone: “Birthdays happen. They’re part of life. I’m happy I’m getting older. I’d rather be 30 than 20, to be honest.”
That seems pretty logical since you are as young as you feel and at 20, he didn’t have as much success as when he reached 30.
Many are questioning whether he will win another Grand Slam and he very well might since there were plenty of Grand Slam champions in the past who had won Grand Slams after reaching 30. For example, Andre Agassi won the Australian Open when he was 32 and then even Francesca Schiavone won her first Grand Slam when she was 30, so there are plenty of chances for him to claim his victory on the big stage in the coming years.
He will be competing at the Rogers Cup Masters Tournament in Montreal this week, and he is in the same half as world number 1 Novak Djokovic as well as some other big guns such as Juan Martin del Potro, Bernanrd Tomic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
I also found a video from Roger, giving his thanks to his fans after turning 30. Happy Birthday Roger and good luck for many years to come.