Roger Federer is getting ready to return to the tennis courts, after more than a year of absence, but he not only thinks about his future competing, but also welcomes being away of the activity.
Roger Federer details what his life has been like outside of activity. (Photo: EFE)
The history of tennis has a space saved for Roger Federer, who knew how to dominate the circuit for a long period. Currently, on the verge of turning 41, the Swiss athlete is in the final phase of recovery from the injury he suffered to his right knee and is getting ready to return to activity from September, by participating in the Laver Cup exhibition.< /b>
Then, in October, 'Her Majesty' will officially compete in the Basel Tournament in her hometown. However, despite his upcoming return to the courts, the outstanding athlete is not only focused on the upcoming challenges within the discipline, but also values his future without the racket.
“I love to win, but if you're not competitive anymore, then it's better to stop. I don't think I need tennis, I'm happy with the little things, like when my son does something well or when my daughter gets a good grade at school,” Federer confessed in an interview for Algemeen Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper. .
“Tennis is part of my life, although it is not my whole identity. I want to be and remain successful, put all my energy into business. Sometimes I give a lot more than I should, and that can also happen outside of sport. I know a career can't last forever and that's fine, I accept that” added Roger.
In the same way Similarly, the 'Swiss Express' referred to his absence at Wimbledon this year, a contest he had attended consecutively since 1998 and of which he is the top winner in history (eight titles). “It is a very strange feeling not to have participated and to see it on television after so long”, he said.
“ I was traveling all this period and that was nice. I experienced a little more peace and was in one place for more consecutive days. I can honestly say that I am very happy at home. For example, I was now able to make plans for a Tuesday morning three weeks from now. I miss sports, but being at home, having a normal life, is also good”, he stressed.
Finally, Roger Federer highlighted what he has been able to do in these 13 months of absence, a situation that took him out of the ATP ranking for the first time in more than 24 years. “I've had the opportunity to sort myself out and give something back to people. My friends used to visit me before, now I do. Tennis is excessive if you organize it with children, so it's nice to take a break from all that ”, he concluded.