Roger Federer is enjoying his life after playing his last official match on September 23, 2022. The Swiss has said goodbye to tennis played in the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded in 2017. In the evocative setting of London’s O2 Arena, the former World No.
1 has joined forces with his arch-rival Rafael Nadal to take on Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. At the end of the match, the 20-time Grand Slam champion received a splendid tribute that moved everyone. The fans hoped that the King would be able to play some tournaments in 2023, but Roger realized that he could no longer compete at the highest level.
His right knee has not given him respite in the last two and a half years, forcing him to undergo three operations. The 41-year-old from Basel made a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon.
During an event organized by his sponsor ‘Uniqlo’ in Tokyo, Federer revealed that his knee is still not in the best condition. During a conference organized by his equipment supplier Uniqlo in Tokyo, Japan, Roger Federer spoke about the possibility of becoming a coach and also made some confessions about his new activities in retirement.
“I’m a little scared to play other sports. My knees are irregular. We’ll have to wait a few months and see how it goes. Now is the time to travel. My family and I always plan vacations and I want them to be a lot of fun.
I would like to take my children to Africa. In the past, vacations always had to be something relaxing after many months of playing tennis. Now that I’m retired, I think we can have a more adventurous vacation,” revealed the man with 20 Grand Slam titles.
Wawrinka opens up on Federer
Guest of the program in Aparté on Canal Plus this Thursday, Stan Wawrinka returned to the essential role played by Roger Federer in his career. “When I arrived, Roger was already practically at the top of tennis.
He took me like a big brother. He helped me, we trained a lot together. I was lucky enough to be able to rub shoulders with him a lot, in training, in tournaments. In the Davis Cup, we shared a lot of things. Then he just became a friend. We were somewhat on the same level, not career, but behavior, mutual aid. I owe him a lot in my career.”