Roger Federer: 'I've just wanted to keep that mindset fresh'

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Roger Federer: 'I've just wanted to keep that mindset fresh'

"Fedal come back!" The announcement of the last few hours has sent fans of the two athletes and all tennis lovers into ecstasy. There will still be the opportunity to see two great champions like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal playing a competitive match together in the same half of the pitch.

And this appointment is absolutely not that far away: the Laver Cup, a competition scheduled for September conceived by the Swiss himself, has confirmed and practically formalized the participation in London of the two players, who together have won 41 Grand Slam titles.

In short, a countdown activated for a historic moment, which remains with the only unknown factor of the physical condition of the Basel native, who will however do everything to return to the field this season and play the team tournament.

King Roger will therefore wear the blue jersey of the Europe team again, captained by Bjorn Borg, after having skipped the 2021 edition in Boston to his great reluctance, in which he still kept us in the stands, despite the crutches.

In the words released in a note on the site of the same event, all the happiness of the former world number one emerged, eager to return and tired of not being able to compete in the ATP circuit yet: "I can't wait to return by the end of year, the Laver Cup is part of my plan.

It is no secret that I love the event and I am super excited to be at the O2 and in London, one of the greatest cities in the world," he stressed.

Federer underwent his third knee surgery

Speaking with Credit Suisse, Roger Federer expressed his thoughts on a myriad of topics, which included him transitioning from being on the road all the time to taking up a more active role as a stay-at-home dad.

"The last few years have definitely shown me how it could be, how to manage a sort of slower life... because I actually feel very, very busy [nowadays]," Roger Federer said. "I wake up earlier than ever because my body doesn't need as much rest as it used to.

I actually have more time on my hands when I wake up at 7 o' clock in the morning. I wanna remain curious and really learn, you know.... just working hard, but still enjoy the process. The transition will be an interesting one, my life will be different, the carpet will be pulled from under my legs sometimes, you know?" he added.

"Maybe I see it easier than it will be, but I'm very confident about it and that's not because I don't want to come back. We'll see how it will be." During the interview, Roger Federer was also asked whether he ever felt he was destined for greater things in his early years.

"But of course, as time went by, you readjust your goals, and it became from top 100 to top 50 to top 10, to hopefully one day World No. 1, and then defending Wimbledon and staying at World No. 1... it's strange how things changed, you know?" he added.

"I remember the boy I was and still wanting to be that great, just a young boy who had a dream. I've just wanted to keep that mindset fresh... it's what kept me on the ground."