Roger Federer issues candid admission to tennis fans

Federer has been officially retired since 2022 September.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Roger Federer issues candid admission to tennis fans
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Roger Federer made an honest revelation to tennis fans during an appearance on Instagram Live as the Swiss tennis icon admits he is "missing tennis a lot" but still plays the game recreationally and regularly follows everything that is happening around the Tour.

Although serious knee issues pushed Federer into retirement which officially came in 2022 September, tennis fans have kept the hope of seeing the former 20-time Grand Slam champion back on the court again. But since closing the chapter on his pro tennis career, Federer - who will celebrate his 43rd birthday in August - has been adamant that his pro tennis days are well over. 

While fans won't ever again see Federer playing a pro tennis match, they will have a chance to see the former eight-time Wimbledon champion at The Championships this year.

"I'm missing tennis, of course I am. but I still play sometimes, not on the center court, but I follow a lot. I miss it that's why I sometimes come back to the game to see my friends and my extended tennis family. I will be in the Wimbledon village so try to spot me there," Federer said on Instagram Live.

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Federer dismissed any chance of returning to tennis last year

Last October, Federer returned to the Shanghai Masters as a special guest. During his visit, Federer was asked if there was any chance of seeing him back to pro tennis. That's when Federer closed the doors on that with a clear statement.

"I’m extremely happily retired like Na Li. For me, there’s no coming back. I had an absolute blast on the tour. I feel like I took the lemon and I squeezed it out until the last drop. I gave it all I had and there’s none left and now I'm just a super tennis fan like all of you," Federer said during his visit to the Shanghai Masters in late 2023.

Since retiring, Federer has said several times that he is now living a more relaxed life.

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