Roger Federer highlighted at the Laver Cup that he promised himself he "will not be a stranger to the Tour" in post-tennis life. On Friday, the 2023 Laver Cup edition in Vancouver was launched. Federer, one of the founders of the Laver Cup, flew to Vancouver and he will be taking part in the event as a special guest.
Federer, who won three Laver Cup titles with Team Europe, said in his return to the event that he would like to captain Team Europe one day. "I've made myself a promise that I'll be no stranger to the tour, I'll try to come back from time to time, not all the time, but from time to time," Federer said, via The Straits Times.
Federer on post-tennis life
Federer, who turned pro in 1998, was officially a pro tennis player for 24 years. During his time in pro tennis, Federer achieved one of the most impressive results in tennis history and went down as one of the greatest tennis players ever.
A year after retiring from pro tennis, Federer admits there are moments when he misses his past life. But also, Federer highlighted that now he gets to enjoy some other things in life more frequently. "In a way, I miss everything about the game, the exciting moments spent on court, break points saved, winning match points, holding up trophies, walking past the fans, taking selfies.
It's been beautiful to be home more, spending time with my friends and family has been incredible. I don't have the weight of another match, of another practice where the body is maybe not right. I do miss a lot of the places that I used to travel to regularly. Can't have it all, I've had it for 25 years and it was incredible and I'd do it all over again," Federer said.
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