Roger Federer is the defending champion at the Australian Open and chasing Grand Slam No. 20, but his children aren't all that impressed.
At the draw ceremony, the 37-year-old talked about how his four children see him, and how one of his boys—Leo and Lenny are just three—has big plans.
"One of my boys said—he was watching me at Hopman Cup last week—he was like 'I can do what papa can do, I can play tennis too,'" Federer said.
Of course, Federer has their best interest at heart, always, and made this very eloquent point:
"They know I sometimes win, but winning or losing for them shouldn't matter because my attitude should always be the same towards them.
Federer also answered the question people have been asking for years–why did he and Rafael Nadal laugh uncontrollably in that charity match promo video from 2010?
Federer opens his 2018 campaign against Aljaz Bedene.
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