In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Behind the Baseline podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim dives into his interview archives to bring back one of his favorites—a conversation with Roger Federer in August 2014 in Toronto—in honor of Throwback Thursday.
Over espressos and cappuccino in a hotel lobby in Toronto, Wertheim sits down with Federer to talk about where he stands in his life and in his career in August 2014. Federer discusses his life on tour with a family and how he is balancing fatherhood and tennis. He also talks about how he cautiously embraced social media—and now finds it to be a great, interactive space where he can connect with fans. At the age of 33, Federer reveals how he has seen the game has change since he first started playing, with the advances and changes in rackets, court speed and players' strategies. Out of the press room and away from the court, Federer gives an inside look into his personal life, inspirations, career, Swiss heritage, family and more.
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