'I always think that I slept worse than Roger Federer', says top coach

In the last few days, there has been talk again of the Swiss champion Roger Federer

by Simone Brugnoli
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'I always think that I slept worse than Roger Federer', says top coach
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One of the great coaches of recent decades is Switzerland's Severin Luthi, who built one of the greatest sporting relationships in history with 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer from 2007 to 2022.

The renowned Swiss coach gave an interview to the media "Tennis Legend" to talk about his work with the genius of Basel.

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"I always think that I slept worse than Roger. I remember that sometimes after the night matches, we would go back to the hotel at one or two in the morning, I would ask him what time he went to sleep because I had not been able to sleep until four o'clock.

And he would tell me 2 a.m. He was very calm and incredible how he handled it," said Luthi.

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Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is an ambassador for the sport of tennis wherever he goes, including Dartmouth College, where he delivered a memorable address to the class of 2024 and received an honorary doctorate for his philanthropic work on the African continent, having already donated more than $50 million.

The native of the city of Bern left an interesting revelation, how Roger Federer handled pressure throughout his career, revealing that his own directed left him with great lessons.

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"I honestly learned a lot from him. One of the first things I remember is that he told me I could look at it in two ways: I'm number 1, everyone expects me to win and I have enormous pressure or I love being the favorite because in the important moments my opponent will have to do something extraordinary.

It was quite an interesting and positive way to approach the situation," explains the 48-year-old coach. "It helps a lot to have a relaxed player, Roger is too nice. Looking back over our career I am not only left with the victories but also everything we lived through and laughed about day in and day out. I couldn't have spent so much time with someone arrogant," Severin Luthi concluded.

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