Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Roger Federer's tears for former coach: 'Never broke down like this'

Roger Federer's tears for former coach: 'Never broke down like this'

Federer's arrival in Melbourne after playing in the Hopman Cup came after CNN published an interview where the champion broke down when discussing one of his junior coaches, Australian Peter Carter, who died in a auto accident while on honeymoon in South Africa in 2002. I hope he would be proud, ' Federer said in his tearful interview. Djokovic showed to be really great', said Bertolucci in an interview to Il Sussidiario. He came to play club tennis in Basel, when I was little he was one of the star players on the team.

Federer broke down speaking about his former coach.

Federer has previously paid tribute to Carter in 2017 when he had won the Australian Open title after defeating Rafael Nadal.

"I've been incredibly fortunate to have the right people at the right time, the right coaches at the right time".

Federer expressed his love for the Australian tennis calendar, as there is much that connects him to the country. I guess he didn't want me to be a wasted talent.

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"Sorry. Oh, man, I still miss him so much".

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Federer told CNN it was a career-changing moment.

When Federer learnt of his coach's death, he ran through the streets "bawling and hysterical".

While Carter coached Federer, his countryman Darren Cahill trained a young Lleyton Hewitt, a future Australian tennis star, in Adelaide.

The first Grand Slam of 2019 sees world number one Novak Djokovic aiming for his third consecutive slam title, and seventh Australian Open. "I've been training really well....still happy playing, and I won the last two Australian open editions, so yeah i definitely should be going in there with confidence", added Federer.

"Darren would say the same from Adelaide and then we played each other when we were 14, 16, 18, 20 and then the whole career". "I mean, sure you could argue I made those decisions, but I was also lucky along the way", he said. The Australian Open will have a fifth set tie-breaker at 6-6; the Wimbledon will have a fifth set tie-breaker at 12-12; the French Open will have no tie-breaker while the US Open will have a traditional fifth set tie-breaker.

"Am i confident? I dont know... The legends that I admire, the coaches that I've had in Tony Roche and Peter Carter - they've been incredibly inspirational and important to me in my life". "I really started to train hard". Players around the entire ATP Tour and WTA Tour are gearing up for the action and getting in their final reps at tournaments leading up to it. Federer is a two-time defending champion at Melbourne Park.

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