Roger Federer is widely regarded as the Greatest of All Time by many tennis followers across the world, and is projected to be one of the best coaches in the future. However, the Swiss ace refrains from taking up coaching as his profession in the post-retirement period.
Explaining the reason behind his thinking, Federer mentioned the example of Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg, who have joined Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Federer himself respectively as their head coach. "I don’t think (Ivan) Lendl or (Stefan) Edberg or (Boris) Becker or all those guys, they didn’t think of [coaching] either," Federer was quoted as saying by the Sports Illustrated.
"Me the same. I see myself more helping kids and all that stuff, which everybody sees themselves doing. He further added, "Who knows what happens in five, ten, twenty years. My experience I have as a tennis player that will never go away.
That’s why it will probably always be interesting to some degree to work with someone who achieved being world no.1 or winning Grand Slams and winning so many tournaments and going on winning streaks and facing the media and doing all these things.
"I learned by doing, and that can always be interesting for someone. But I don’t see myself as a coach, no." .