To sleep is to speep, even if your name is Roger Federer! The Swiss Maestro is considered one of the best tennis players of all time and one of the longest running athletes ever. 20-times Slam champion, who will turn 39 yeras-old on next 8 August, has no intention of retiring, despite his new surgery on his right knee: in fact he has already assured his fans he will be ready for the start of the 2021 .
Federer has undergone a double surgery, which will force him to skip the rest of the season, after the one done after the Match for Africa 6. In 2020 Roger played only the Australian Open, where he lost against Novak Djokovic in the semifinal.
In a recent interview, the Swiss talked about the importance of resting to help his longevity.
Federer on his longevity
"If I don't sleep 11 to 12 hours per day, it's not right. If I don't have that hours of sleep, I hurt myself," said Roger.
The former World number 1 has won more Grand Slam titles than any other men's singles player: 20. He is also the first men's singles player to have reached ten consecutive Grand Slam tournament finals and a total of 31 Grand Slam finals.
He has earned a men's doubles gold medal, and a men's single silver medal at the Olympic Games of beijing 2008 and at London 2012, respectively. He spent the most amount of time in the Open Era at the top of the ATP Rankings (310 weeks).
He also holds the record for the most titles (6) at the year-end tournament, where only the year-end eight highest-ranked players participate. Federer was ranked among the top eight players in the world continuously for 14 years and two weeks, from 14 October 2002 until 31 October 2016, when injuries forced him to skip much of the 2016 season.
On 29 May 2020 Federer topped Forbes' 2020 List of the World's Highest Paid Athletes with $ 106.3 million in total earnings from salary, winnings and endorsements. Roger Federer is every year on this list, inside the top-10 or top-5, but never on the top spot, before.
This year is the first time Roger Federer has ranked atop Forbes's annual list. He surpassed sports legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Tiger Woods, Kirk Cousins, Carson Wentz and many more great sportsmen.