95% of the posters dont know what they are talking about including veroniquem.
THIS ARTICLE WAS MADE AFTER HIS VICTORY VS CILIC. THIS STATEMENT WAS MADE on the 11th or earlier! Possibly the 10th even!
You also don't know the context of the question.
Q. You are 31 years old, same age as Li Na. She was always ****ed off when she was asked about retirement. You've been asked about that a lot. Have you ever been tired of such thing?
ROGER FEDERER: Diplomatically or the truth (smiling)?
You can only repeat yourself that many times. If people don't want to accept it, don't want to hear it anymore, it's not your probably eventually.
Look, it's a normal way of how the tour works. Eventually you hit 30 and people think, okay, that must be it normally. Actually I guess at times it could have a mental effect on some players. Unfortunately I think some players might have been pushed out of the game because of it.
Then again, once you've been top five or No.1 in the world, you don't want to be low ranked, playing on the small courts eventually.
It all depends on really what you're happy with. Sometimes you're just happy playing. Some people, some media unfortunately don't understand that it's okay just to play tennis and enjoy it. They always think you have to win everything, it always needs to be a success story, and if it's not obviously what is the point. Maybe you have to go back and think, Why have I started playing tennis? Because I just like it. It's actually sort of a dream hobby that became somewhat of a job. Some people just don't get that ever.
So for us, the players, it's logical that we love doing what we're doing and you want to do it as long as you can. That's why for me it's been somewhat simple answering the questions hundreds of times. I think also eventually it's going to stop a little bit and then it's okay.
I think I've managed it fine. It's true that it sometimes does take a little bit of a toll if you come into each press conference and have to repeat yourself unfortunately.
Expecting veroniquem to read and investigate before making stupid remakrs is like expecting Nadal to take 15 seconds between points- not gonna happan.