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Roger Federer Says Younger Generation Needs To Improve After 8th Wimbledon Win!

Roger Federer is all smiles as he poses alongside his wife Mirka while attending the 2017 Wimbledon Champions Dinners held at the Guildhall on Sunday (July 16) in London, England.

The 35-year-old athlete, who just won his 8th championship, was joined at the event by fellow Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza, Jamie Murray and his wife Alejandra Gutierrez, Heather Watson, and Tommy Haas with his wife Sara Foster.

“Yeah, my head’s ringing,” Roger admitted after celebrating his big win until 5am (via The Guardian). “I don’t know what I did last night. I drank too many types of drinks, I guess. After the ball we went to – what would you call it? I guess it’s a bar – and there were almost 30 to 40 friends that were there. We had a great time. Got to bed at five, then woke up, and just didn’t feel good. The last hour or so I’m somewhat OK again. I’m happy with that.”

Roger also talked about the younger generation needing to step up their gaming skills if they are ever want to catch up to the 30-plus elite from the top of the pile: “Every generation definitely is different. Since my generation and Rafa’s generation, yes, the next one hasn’t been strong enough to push all of us out really. So that has been helpful for us to stick around,” Roger expressed. “They can choose not to play that way, if the coach has taught them to play differently. I know you can easily get sucked into that mode when you don’t want to attack, but if you can’t volley you are not going to go to the net. I’m going ‘okay, I know he’s not going to serve and volley,’ which is great. Then we are talking about grass, and it was playing fast this week and I feel like I wish that we would see more coaches, more players taking chances up at net because good things do happen there, and you want to be there and have to spend some time up there to feel confident and good there.”

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Olympic Tennis Recap: Serena Williams & Roger Federer Advance!

Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, and John Isner all hit the tennis courts on the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday (July 28) in London, England.

Both Roger and Serena qualified to move on to the next round in the singles division – congratulations! In the doubles division, Jamie and Andy Murray did not qualify to move on to the finals, and neither did John and Andy Roddick. We can’t wait to see how it pans out!

15+ pics inside of the first day of tennis at the 2012 OlympicsMore Here! »

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