On Monday July 11, 2022, Roger Federer gave an interview to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. The tennis player, who has been absent from courts for more than a year, spoke about his future and hinted he could retire.
For one year, Roger Federer thrives off the tennis courts. The star left the ATP and WTA rankings with a knee injury. If fans soon find the tennis player at the Laver Cup next September, it seems that he is already thinking about retiring. Monday 11 July 2022, in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagbladhe explained : “I’m a lover of winning, but if you’re not competitive anymore, it’s better to stop. I don’t think I need tennis. I’m happy about the little things, like when my son does something good and when my daughter comes home with a good grade.“In complete transparency, the athlete confided:”Tennis is part of my identity, but not my whole identity.”
During this interview, Roger Federer shared: “I want to continue to be successful and put a lot of energy into the business – maybe sometimes giving more than I should – but that can also be done outside of sport. I know that a professional career can’t last forever and that’s ok.“The tennis player, who was absent during the 2022 edition of the Wimbledon tournament, preferred to put things into perspective.”I’ve been on the road for so long, it was also nice to live a little quieter and to be in one place more often, which has already happened due to the corona virus. It gave me the opportunity to sort my trips in a targeted manner and give something back. Many friends always came to see me, now I can turn the page‘ he confided.
Roger Federer: ‘I’m very happy at home’
Father of four children Myla and Charlene (13 on July 23) and Leo and Lenny (8), the athlete said: “I can honestly say that I am very happy at home. and It is a great advantage that I can now make an appointment for a Tuesday morning in three weeks without reality catching up with me.“On social media, fans have been friendly.”I’ve never been a fan of the character, but athletically speaking, Federer is a living legend! Big respect!“; “Of course he tiptoes away. Without attracting attention. It ends softly. Neither seen nor known or almost! What elegance“; “Ciao Maestro, happy retirement!‘ we can read.
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