During a long talk with Credit Suisse, one of his historic sponsors, the 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer explained how his life has changed over the past two years, also focusing on how his life changed in the last two years.
Federer said: "For the past two years, I've tasted what my life could be like after retiring from tennis. I tried to stay as busy as possible. I always wake up around 7 am, because my body doesn't need to rest like it used to.
I enjoyed the process without putting too much anxiety on myself. My four children are at an important age, so I was pleased to be close to them. I supported them a lot like dad, I feel I have spent the right time with them and I have no regrets."
Roger Federer's life: Basel, Mirka, childrien
The eight-time Wimbledon champion has always surrounded himself with the right people: "My wife has been one of the keys to my longevity, without forgetting all the coaches I have had by my side.
I have always been very motivated, which is why I have stayed at a high level for so long. I know very well that my career is ending, but I want to have some more fun." Roger Federer has had to contend with a long series of physical problems over the past two years.
The Swiss champion tried to return to Doha last year, but it seemed clear right away that the miracle of 2017 would not be repeated. The former world number 1 played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses.
The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, a far too meager booty for a legend of his status. After being eliminated by Hubert Hurkacz in London, the King announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to undergo surgery for the third time in the past 18 months.
Fans are hoping that the 40-year-old from Basel will return in time for the Championships, but we will have to wait until April-May to better assess his physical condition.