Roger Federer: 'Some of those people maybe feel that...'



by SIMONE BRUGNOLI

Roger Federer: 'Some of those people maybe feel that...'

If you were born and raised in Switzerland, chances are you fell in love with winter sports. Roger Federer was no different, getting on skis at a young age and enjoying it ever since. The 20-time Major winner couldn't afford to ski for the past 15 years, staying away from them to avoid injury, fully focused on his tennis career.

Roger retired in September of last year, and this winter seemed like the perfect time to get back on some skis and enjoy. The Swiss shared a video with his followers, enjoying the mountains and showing his skills. Instead of competing in Melbourne, Federer is finally free to pursue the schedule he likes and enjoy time with his family and friends.

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

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

He squandered them and gave up the decisive tie break at 12-12 to lose the ninth Wimbledon trophy. Roger got off to a good start in 2020 and reached the semifinal of the Australian Open. He lost to Djokovic in straight sets and announced knee surgery a couple of weeks later.

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

Federer suffered an early defeat in Geneva and headed into Roland Garros with no form or leg splits.

Federer tried to be creative

Roger Federer feels the biggest factor that contributes to retirement in the first place is the heavy feeling of 'monotony.'

"It's always very interesting to see what the greatest athletes of all time ended up doing once they stopped," Roger Federer said in a recently-released interview to CNBC, months before announcing his own retirement. Some of those people maybe feel that after doing the same thing for too long, it gets a bit monotone, always the same, and 'I just need a change'," the Swiss great opined.

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