2022 was a difficult year for all tennis fans: Roger Federer was undoubtedly the most loved tennis player in history, but this year he shocked everyone by definitively closing his career. The Swiss champion, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, is now in Japan and shared some anecdotes about his family and what he is currently doing.
Here are the words of him during a UNIQLO event: "The mental aspect in tennis is very important. Tennis players have understood that it is essential to disconnect from time to time, whether it is three months or nine months, sometimes you have to rest because the path in this sport is very hard.
It is difficult to be constantly on the go, in training and with a lot of jet lag. Nobody can say they are tired, especially since this makes you weak in the eyes of the rival. This leads tennis players to end their careers with mental problems, in the end we are not machines.
We must understand that we are human."
Roger Federer spent beautiful words for Tokyo
The former tennis player then revealed what could happen in his future: "I'm a little afraid to do other sports after retirement.
My knees look better, we have to wait a few months and see how the situation evolves. Now for me and the family it's time to travel, I want them to be a lot of fun. I would like to take my children to Africa, now compared to the past I hope that the holidays can be relaxing.
After a lifetime of tennis now I want to relax. I am retired and I want to have some more adventure vacations." Roger Federer then spoke of a possible future in the world of tennis as a coach: "Currently my four children are in school and with what is happening in the world I do not see myself as a coach at the moment.
But never say never. If a young Swiss arrives who needs support or advice, I will be happy to help him." Precisely for the UNIQLO event in Tokyo, the Swiss Maestro left a beautiful message on Twitter for the Japanese city and for the event: "Toky, you were incredible as always!
I loved seeing all my fans and spending time in such a special place. Thank you UNIQLO for hosting!"
Tokyo🇯🇵, you were incredible as always! I loved seeing all my fans and spending time in such a special place. Thank you UNIQLO for hosting🥳😊 #Tokyo #Japan #travel pic.twitter.com/rxXYrHJDr4 — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) November 22, 2022