Roger Federer returns to his favorite sport after 15 years!



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Roger Federer returns to his favorite sport after 15 years!

If you were born and raised in Switzerland, the chances are high that you would fall in love with winter sports. Roger Federer was no different, stepping on skis at an early age and enjoying it ever since. A 20-time Major winner could not afford to ski for the past 15 years, staying away from them to avoid injuries, entirely focused on his tennis career.

Roger retired in September last year, and this winter felt like a perfect time to step on skis again and enjoy. The Swiss shared a video with his fans, enjoying himself on the mountain and showing his skills. Instead of competing in Melbourne, Federer is finally free to embrace the schedule he likes and enjoy with his family and friends.

Roger ended his incredible career at the last year's Laver Cup in London, playing his final match alongside his great friend Rafael Nadal. Roger wrapped up the 2019 season ranked 3rd behind his closest rivals, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer is back on the skis after staying away for 15 years.

Despite turning 38 in August, Federer played at a high level that year and conquered his 28th and last Masters 1000 crown in Miami. Also, the Swiss had two match points on his serve in that epic Wimbledon final against Novak.

He squandered them and dropped the deciding tie break at 12-12 to miss the ninth Wimbledon trophy. Roger made a strong start in 2020 and reached the Australian Open semi-final. He lost to Djokovic in straight sets and announced knee surgery a couple of weeks later.

The Swiss maestro needed another procedure in May, ending his season and hoping for a fresh start in 2021. Working hard on his comeback despite setbacks, Roger stepped on the court in March 2021 in Doha, playing two encounters and taking another break until May.

Federer suffered an early loss in Geneva and headed to Roland Garros with no form or matches in his legs. Roger found the rhythm again and scored three victories in Paris to advance into the last 16. Happy with his progress, Federer withdrew ahead of the Matteo Berrettini clash to preserve his knee for the beloved grass season.

Roger experienced his earliest Halle exit after falling to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round, not feeling well and knowing his chances of winning Wimbledon did not exist. The veteran stopped the clock during his 22nd and last appearance at the All England Club.

An eight-time champion toppled Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet, Cameron Norrie and Lorenzo Sonego to advance into the quarter-final as the oldest player in the Open era! Roger met Hubert Hurkacz and suffered his worst Wimbledon loss after having nothing more left in the tank.

The Pole beat the Swiss 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 in Federer's first bagel at Majors since the 2008 Roland Garros final. Roger underwent the third surgery a few weeks later with no results. The Swiss struggled to train injury-free and decided to retire at the Laver Cup last September, turning a new page and spending quality time with his family.