You wonder where he finds the time.
After all, he’s managed to dominate men’s tennis for six years: that’s 22 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals, 17 of the last 18 Slam finals, 266 weeks at No. 1 (and in the top two for the duration of those six years).
Then add in a clutch of year-end Masters titles and a record number of Grand Slam singles titles.
All that involves a dedicated training regime and a constant schedule. It means playing tournaments from beginning to end, year in year out, many in best-of-five-set formats.
All that takes time.
He fulfills all the media and ATP demands, and then some.
He’s been inseparable from his partner for ten years, traveling together to every tournament in every country, even since the addition of their twins daughters six months ago.
Now that really does take time.
Yet Federer has a knack of effortlessly commanding headlines for numerous extracurricular activities as well as for his tennis.
Happily for this sport, the Federer headlines—when not extolling his athletic brilliance—are not because of misdemeanors or scandal.
Sure, they like to highlight his penchant for nice clothes and the A-listers in his supporters’ box, but more often he draws attention for altogether more substantial reasons.
Which all begs not just one question but two: where does he find the time, and where does he find the energy?