Roger Federer's future can't just be performances: he must have a new role



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Roger Federer's future can't just be performances: he must have a new role

During an event organized by Uniqlo in Tokyo, Roger Federer expressed the desire to organize some performances in the future. Federer explained: "I'd really like to go play in places I've never been and thank the fans who have supported me throughout my career.

However, my knee is still not in perfect condition and I have to be patient. For now, I'm a bit reluctant to practice other sports. The doctors advised me to be cautious and to wait a few months to see how the situation develops.

I would also like to take my children to Africa. In the past, holidays always had to be something relaxing after many months of playing tennis. Now that I'm retired, we can arrange slightly more adventurous holidays as well." Roger Federer's future, however, may not be so far from the court.

The Swiss won't just be performing shows once his knee has recovered. Tennis needs something more from the status of him. Not on the court, but in another role. Roger is the perfect ambassador of tennis to the world, and he can and should aim to keep interest in tennis going after the Big-3 retire.

Furthermore, a super coach role would allow all those nostalgic for this incredible tennis era to project themselves into the future with still solid roots. Seeing Roger in the box of some young talent would be an immeasurable treasure for tennis in the coming years.

Federer's retirement

Recently, Stan Wawrinka spent nice words for his illustrious compatriot: "When I arrived on the tour, Federer was already at the top. I immediately saw him as an older brother. We trained often together and he gave me a big hand.

I owe him a lot." After a 24-year career, Roger Federer retired in September this year due to the precarious condition of his right knee. The Swiss tried in every way to get back on the Tour, but his physique sent him clear signals and the King had to accept reality.

The former world number 1 had tried a timid return last year, playing just 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon. Through a letter posted on Instagram on September 15, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his decision to retire.

The Maestro from Basel played the last match of his career alongside his arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded himself in 2017. Roger received a splendid tribute at the end of the match, which served to certify the huge impact it has had on the sport over the past two decades.