Roger Federer's moving motivational video will inspire you

The wonderful video, shared by Coppini Tennis Academy, is an exciting synthesis of Federer's essence

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Roger Federer's moving motivational video will inspire you
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"Tennis was my identity, but I didn't just do that every day. I'm a father, a husband and a son. Playing tennis was my hobby and then it turned into my job. But I always tried not to identify myself only as a tennis player. I think this mentality has been a strong point of mine throughout my career. I knew that one day I would have to live without playing tennis."

In an exclusive interview with GQ Sports, Roger Federer discussed many topics that are intrinsic to the very essence of tennis

Precisely thinking of the fateful moment in which he would have to say goodbye to the sport that made him one of the most beloved athletes in history, Federer spoke as a sportsman, as a husband, as a father, as a person.

"I don't really miss tennis. I feel really at peace, maybe because I know that my knee and my mind don't allow me to be on the court. I gave everything I had and I feel at peace now. I love playing with my children at tennis. I always thought about what it would be like to play without having the goal of improving.

Who cares if I miss a forehand anymore? I think it was quite easy to dive into life after tennis. I actually don't have enough time in the day. I love being surrounded by people and friends, and I'm very sociable.

I think it helped that I didn't have to sit alone in a room. I feel like minutes matter more now than before. I don't know if it's also an age thing, you feel like time is slipping away from you and you still have a lot to accomplish," explained Roger.

A beautiful motivational video shared on the Coppini Tennis Academy on its YouTune page will excite all tennis and Swiss Maestro fans. It is a touching video, which can be seen as an encouragement not only towards those who play sports, but towards all those who work hard every day to achieve their life goals, whether small or large.

Roger Federer revealed that he suffered before retiring

"I could feel the end of my career near. When you officially retire, you take a deep breath and say: Okay, that was good! At that moment I suffered, because I knew it would be hard: the moment of retirement in London and all that preceded that event.

It was super exciting. Something that has always been a part of your life will be gone forever and you can't get it back. The train leaves the station. And that's fine, but obviously you can't just go from one day to the next and say: No problem, it's easy. I got the ending I wanted, maybe it went even better," Roger revealed in the same interview with GQ Sport.

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In the same interview, Roger also talked about the pressure factor, which often causes problems for already strong and established tennis players. The Swiss explained why it is not right to put pressure on young tennis players.

"I don't like to put pressure on these players, because Novak, Rafa and I didn't initially set ourselves the goal of winning 20 Slams. Obviously there are players who you think will win more Slams.

Someone has to win them and, of course, they will be those who will win the Slams and become the superstars of our sport. Which some are already doing: Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and so on. There's a lot of interest right now to see who's next.

So I think in the next two or three years we will have a clearer idea. I think there are good players out there right now, but I still think they're perfecting their game to figure out how to beat the best on their favorite surfaces,” he told.

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