Roger Federer revealed the less pleasant aspects of being a star in the recent iunterview he gave to Coopzeitung. The Swiss Maestro explained: "My children really love going to the playground and I am happy to take them there.
As soon as they get there, they start running in all directions and you have to be careful not to lose sight of them. There are always fans ready to ask me a photo, so it happens that I get distracted. Abroad people tend to get closer to me, knowing that this might be their only chance.
In Switzerland, on the other hand, people are more shy. They see me more often and know me better, so they try not to bother me when I'm with my family." During a recent interview with Bild, Tommy Haas talked about the return of his great friend Roger: "Unlike what many think, Federer truly believes in his return and is working hard to make it marketing operation.
Federer at the Laver Cup and in Basel
Fans around the world are looking forward to seeing Roger Federer back on the court. The Swiss phenomenon has played very little in the last two seasons, thanks to a serious knee injury aggravated after the Australian Open 2020.
The former world number 1 played just 13 official matches in 2021, with a decidedly modest budget for a legend of his caliber (nine wins and four defeats). The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best results last year, before undergoing yet another knee surgery following a relapse.
For the moment, the King's participation in the Laver Cup and the ATP in Basel has been announced, which is back on the calendar after the two editions canceled due to the pandemic. Over the past two years, the 40-year-old Swiss has had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic has snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.