Roger Federer: 'All those little things were piling up'

Roger Federer is one of the greatest legends of tennis

by Simone Brugnoli
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Roger Federer: 'All those little things were piling up'
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Roger Federer is one of the greatest legends of tennis, a player who marveled with his elegant technique, but also made a huge impact with his legacy, a figure that transcends in time for the values he exemplified.

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The champion of 20 Grand Slams recently spoke in an interview about a topic that is more than important to keep tennis clean, anti-doping controls, revealing how he lived this situation that was an important part of his job.

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These have been very busy days for 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who was recently at Dartmouth University to give the graduation speech for the class of 2024, words that have caused a huge stir due to the great lessons that the Swiss has left with his particular touch of humor.

In addition, the genius from Basel was present this Thursday at the official presentation of his documentary in London, “Roger Federer: The Last 12 Days”, an audiovisual production that will be released in a week and which talks about the farewell of the Swiss tennis player to the men's professional circuit, a farewell that materialized in the 2022 Laver Cup.

These tests are usually done regularly and in the early hours of the morning and tennis players have to be prepared to be tested.

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"We have to do drug tests all the time, and we'll reserve an hour of our day. And they would come every day, so you'd wake up and you'd know in the back of your mind that someone was going to come and test you and that hour of your life would be gone.

So now it's like, finally, no one's going to ring the bell at 7 in the morning to come and test me. All those little things just added up and over time, they became pretty big things, the stuff that you don't see about being a professional and what may not seem like work is actually a lot of work: obviously the constant media, but also the drug tests," Roger Federer explained to People magazine.

Federer has been very active in recent weeks with the official presentation of his documentary, "Roger Federer: The Last Twelve Days," which will be released on June 20 on the Amazon Prime platform.

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