Federer: „I spend a lot of money on clothes“

In an entertaining interview with „cityam.com„, Roger Federer talks about Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, his twin daughters and fashion.

Roger Federer about…

… being a public figure: „Athletes are judged very harshly on our success. Good today, bad tomorrow, boom, finished – this is where I stick out a little bit – I have been able to change the way people think about athletes.”

… Anna Wintour: „She likes taking care of me. It is very sweet and I couldn’t be more thankful for her companionship and her love for my family. She loves my wife too and she has been a great friend over the years. She loves tennis – she plays it every morning, and eventually we crossed paths, although I didn’t know who she was at first. She has been incredibly supportive and pushed me to try harder and win more, giving me good advice. I can always bounce an idea off Anna, and if she needs anything from the tennis world, I can help her out.”

… fashion: „I spend a lot of money on clothes – I see them as an investment. I don’t want to be photographed in the same blue jumper all the time so I change it up a bit. My wife does a lot of clothes shopping for me. It’s amazing how she just picks stuff that fits perfectly.“

… wearing suits: „I started off wearing a lot of Prada and Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton. As you go along you try out lots of different designers. The most important thing is to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. When I was starting out I didn’t feel very comfortable in suits but today, no problem. I have grown up a lot in the last 10 or 15 years. I’m wearing the suit, the suit isn’t wearing me.“

I guess I wanted a boy so he would be the older brother of the next sibling

… his desire for children: „I guess I wanted a boy so he would be the older brother of the next sibling. Today I am so happy it was girls – they are less connected to me and my tennis, it’s perfect. Right now we are just happy that they are happy.“

… his relationship with the press: „In the beginning I had a difficult time trusting the press – I thought they were here to rip me. I had to work very hard, especially with the Swiss press, who couldn’t even pronounce my name. They would call me ‘rogee’. They didn’t know me, so they wrote the wrong thing. I found that the best way is to be open but to know what I don’t want to say. Not that I have anything to hide, but it is difficult when you know everything you say will be documented.“