The Swiss reveals he even sheds tears during sad movies on planes. (AP)

Roger Federer's recent interview with Project TV went in a few different directions from his hopes of securing title No. 100 in Melbourne to what he doesn't like about the Australian Open.

One topic that stood out is Federer discussing his habit of getting emotional. Be it shedding happy or sad tears, you've likely seen both from the Siwss after big matches.

"It's not like I'm looking for it," Federer said. "It's uncomfortable when it happens when you lose but maybe I guess I'm an emotional guy and I don't mind sharing it."

Turns out, he isn't afraid to soften up behind the scenes either, like when he's on airplanes watching sad movies. 

"The worst part I feel like I get the most emotional [sic] on planes," Federer said. "You’re watching a movie, you’re so deep in it, you’ve got the earphones and you're watching. And all of a sudden it's like, 'Would you like a drink?' and you're like 'What?!' That has happened. That's not a good look." 

In all reality, the Swiss has never been one to shy way from sharing his emotions with the world. He most recently broke down during a CNN interview that brought up his coach, Peter Carter, who passed away in a car accident 16 years ago. 

Federer sheds happy tears, too, like when he won the 2017 Australian Open over Rafael Nadal after taking a six-month hiatus. 

And also during his speech after he captured the 2018 Australian Open for Grand Slam No. 20.

"I couldn’t believe that you could be so so happy and start crying," Federer said, in reference to yet another emotional moment after his win over Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001. "In a way I was happy I did that because it becomes more memorable."

The 37-year-old will hopefully be crying more happy tears at the end of the fortnight in Melbourne. Main-draw action begins on Monday. 


 

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