Roger Federer 'trains' the players of Stanford University

In a recent video, the Swiss Maestro practices with the team from the Californian College

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Roger Federer 'trains' the players of Stanford University
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"I don't like to put pressure on these players, because Novak, Rafa and I didn't initially set ourselves the goal of winning 20 Slams. Obviously there are players who you think will win more Slams. Someone has to win them and, of course, they will be those who will win the Slams and become the superstars of our sport.

Which some are already doing: Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and so on. There's a lot of interest right now to see who's next. So I think in the next two or three years we will have a clearer idea. I think there are good players out there right now, but I still think they're perfecting their game to figure out how to beat the best on their favorite surfaces."

These were some of the most interesting statements shared by Roger Federer in an exclusive interview with GQ Sports.

And in a certain sense, these words of Roger's regarding young people were translated into a recent video featuring the Swiss Maestro.

In fact, journalist Jose Morgado published on his X profile a video of Roger Federer practicing with some student-athletes at Stanford University.

Right at Stanford there is Nico Godsick, son of Roger's agents Tony Godsick and Mary Joe Fernandez, who is actually playing for the Californian university.

Roger Federer reveals: "I suffered before retiring"

"The last few years had been tough due to the condition of my knee. Now I feel relieved. I could feel the end of my career was near. When you officially retire, you take a deep breath and say: Okay, that was good!

At that moment I suffered, because I knew it would be hard: the moment of the retreat in London and everything that preceded that event. It was super exciting. Something that has always been part of your life will be gone forever and you can't get it back," told Federer in the same exclusive interview with GQ Sports.

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"The train leaves the station. And that's fine, but obviously you can't just go from one day to the next and say, No problem, it's easy. I got the ending I wanted, maybe it was even better," he explained.

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