Roger Federer's revelation about his children: "They want to become champions"

The legendary Swiss spoke about his four children during the interview with Italian media Gazzetta dello Sport

by Lorenzo Ciotti
SHARE
Roger Federer's revelation about his children: "They want to become champions"
© Kate Green / Stringer Getty Images Sport

It's not always easy to follow in your parents' footsteps, especially if they were sporting legends, but having a Master like Roger Federer can make things easier. The legendary Swiss champion, speaking with Italian media Gazzetta dello Sport, discussed many topics, also touching on issues regarding both his personal life and his family. Roger revealed how his sons want to become champions and that he senses their desire.

"I don't know if they will become champions or not, but I'm happy that all four of them really like playing tennis. The twins play 3-4 times a week while the boys are still young and I sense in them the desire to become champions. We talk However, it's a long process, you don't climb Everest in one night, in general I appreciate them doing physical activity," he told.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer© Dia Dipasupil / Staff Getty Images Entertainment
 

Roger then talked about what his life is like now, analyzing how he experiences a typical day without tennis.

"I wake up early and go to the gym, then I help the kids get ready for school. I'm happy to be able to carve out time to keep fit, I try to play tennis, both with my children and with my friends and then I dedicate myself to the foundation and my sponsors. In general my life is going very well, I sleep less and I spend a lot of time with my children, especially in Switzerland. I am participating in various projects, like this one from Amazon Prime Video, I waste a lot of energy in this and I'm happy about it," he explained.

Federer has explained, in recent days, that tennis is not everything and that life is bigger than a tennis court, the Swiss managed to manage his farewell to tennis without any particular problems and it is not easy for such a champion stature. In a few hours his Docufilm featuring the last days of his career will officially be released on Prime Video. Roger didn't suffer much from saying goodbye to this sport; or at least, initially maybe a little, but then he started his new life and seemed enthusiastic about it.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer© John Phillips / Stringer Getty Images Entertainment
 

In the same interview for Gazzetta dello Sport, Federer talked about Jannik Sinner and the growth of Italian tennis.

"Italy can count on a very strong generation, and they have the number one in the world. Sinner deserves it, he is playing great and he is a very good boy, very sweet. I follow him with great interest. Sinner and Alcaraz? They are very young and they respect each other a lot, they have started on the right foot and theirs promises to be a great rivalry. The number 1 in Sinner is excellent news for tennis, especially that he is an Italian number one. All this shows that the great work done in recent years and the organization of many tournaments in Italy has led to good results. Just think of how many Italians are emerging in this period, not only Sinner but also Cobolli, Nardi, Arnaldi, Musetti, Sonego and Berrettini and maybe I forget too. someone," he analyzed.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill
 

Talking about the docufilm coming out on Prime Video, the Basel champion revealed the enormous emotional side of the Swiss Maestro. Federer explained how the documentary will show how much vulnerability and suffering there is in an athlete's career.

"I'm not good at acting, but I'm always authentic, I'm always myself. My career has been a long and incredible journey and after I retired I thought I would suffer a lot more but in the end it was all a beautiful party. Mirka and Rafa's speeches touched me, they marked the first five minutes and don't miss the initial part of the film. Mirka and I saw the film at the premiere with the directors and we cried a lot, it was incredible to relive those emotions. That's when you accept the fact that your career is truly over. It's really the last 12 days, also because I wasn't ready to make a film about my career and my adventure in tennis. The documentary shows how much vulnerability and suffering there is in an athlete's career. Everything that the directors shot was intended for my family and my staff but later we realized that the images were very beautiful and we couldn't keep them just for ourselves. I'm proud to share all this with my fans and I think many will be happy," Roger told.

Roger Federer
SHARE