Roger Federer sat down for an exlusive interview with CNN this week while at the Dubai Duty Free Open.
Federer talked about the continued strength of his 30+ generation and he touched on some of the issues with doping in tennis.
“Naivety says that tennis is clean, the way it’s been all the way through,” Federer told CNN.
“It’s pretty good, of course every sport always has some cases. But I think our sport needs to do the upmost to try to make sure the integrity stays and that the fans don’t tune into different sports just because they don’t trust the players anymore.
“I’ve always been fighting to make sure we have enough testing.”
The 31-year-old also revealed that his twin 3-year-old girls now know that daddy sometimes wins and sometimes loses.
“They actually now know winning and losing a little bit,” said Federer. “They also understand the practice and the matches now.
“I’m happy I’ve been able to stay successful ever since I’ve had the kids, because a lot of the press felt that things weren’t going to happen for me after that.”
Roger also said the girls are not playing tennis. Not yet anyway.
Federer lost yesterday in three sets to Tomas Berdych in the semifinals at Dubai where he was seeking a sixth title. He’ll have a week of rest before coming to the U.S. to defend his Indian Wells title starting next weekend.
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