A very interesting interview to give a clearer view of his future after tennis. At the end of the 2022 edition of Wimbledon, which he did not participate in to continue his recovery from the very long injury, Roger Federer spoke with the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
“If you are no longer competitive, then it’s better to stop. I don’t think I need tennis. I am happy with the little things, like when my son does something right and when my daughter comes home with a good grade.
Tennis is not my whole identity. I want to continue to be successful and put a lot of energy into business, probably giving more than I should at times, but that can be done outside of sports.
I know that a professional career cannot last forever and that’s okay,” commented the Swiss champion.
The 40-year-old went on to express his feelings about not playing the London tournament, “This year it was very strange to watch it on TV, since I have always participated since 1998,” he added.
“I’ve been on the road for so long that it was nice to experience a little more peace, as it already happened because of Covid. It gave me the opportunity to selectively organize my trips and be in some places more often.
Many friends were always coming to visit me; I was able to turn this situation around. The tennis itinerary was sometimes too much, especially since I also had to organize it for the children. It’s good to take a break now, even for them.
We have friends all over the world-for example, some in New York and Melbourne we haven’t seen for a few years,” continued the Basel native about the ‘new’ life beyond tennis. “I can honestly say that I am very happy at home.
It’s a great advantage to be able to set an appointment for a Tuesday morning in three weeks and that I can really do that without reality overtaking me. Sometimes we miss traveling the world, and of course I miss sports. But I feelor that life at home, in a let’s say normal way, is also beautiful,” he concluded.