Roger Federer: 'I was happy to play this match in...'



by   |  VIEW 2640

Roger Federer: 'I was happy to play this match in...'

Roger Federer is ready for a new life. As he has already abundantly recounted, not far from tennis. The Swiss phenomenon said goodbye during the Laver Cup, losing along with Rafa Nadal in a double unrepeatable in history. However, Federer, who has already confirmed that he will go to Vancouver next year, is not currently considering the possibility of becoming the new captain of Team Europe.

"Bjorn [Borg] is doing a great job together with Thomas [Enqvist], so there are no plans for that at the moment. Maybe one day, who knows, but for now we don't think about it. I have loved every moment of this week, I have loved everything that surrounds it, a fantastic atmosphere.

I will miss it, but the bottom line is that you can easily live with that feeling," he explained. The format of the contest in the future? Similar to the current one. "I don't see any reason to change anything. The format is solid.

In five years we can say that we have visited many different places, but we know that at some point we will be able to move a little away from North America and expand even more." Federer also has no idea at the moment of playing a "political" role in the world of tennis.

"I want to go in a different direction. I want to help everyone, but I don't see myself in an official position." Team Europe vacated the throne after four consecutive editions. The Swiss phenomenon analyzed the defeat, obviously, also stopped at what represented his last doubles match with Nadal.

Federer on his last match in Paris

Roger Federer's very last match at Roland‐Garros will remain a 3rd round against Dominik Koepfer, on June 5, 2021, in an empty Phillipe‐Chatrier. A difficult victory (7-6 [5], 6-7 [3], 7-6 [4], 7-5) for the Swiss, in every sense of the word, in the night session and therefore behind closed doors due sanitary restrictions of the time.

He then forfeited before his round of 16 against Matteo Berrettini. The winner of Roland-Garros 2009 returned to this moment for RMC Sport. "It's true that the last match at Roland was not that much. There was no one in the stadium.

Especially since I knew it could be my last match at Roland. I hoped it wouldn't be at night, unfortunately we also had to go through it and play late at night. On the one hand, I was happy to play this match in these conditions despite the covid. On the other hand, without fans, it was fine crap."