Roger Federer: 'I have been playing with no painkillers for months now'


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Roger Federer: 'I have been playing with no painkillers for months now'

Roger Federer dealt with a hand injury from June to October last year and he still kept playing despite dealing with the issue. In an interview to ESPN, the Swiss assured he is now healthy. “I’ve been playing with no painkillers for a number of months now.

That’s a big deal at my age. I really feel fortunate that I feel like this, and if I could sign a piece of paper to feel like this for the rest of my life, I would. I think the mind, for me, is not so much a struggle. I have a great time on the tour, practice is not a problem, taking pictures signing autographs or doing interviews, all that stuff is normal to me.

I can always motivate myself for another practice or match, so that’s not an issue. I feel like it would just be hard for me if I didn’t feel well, or I felt like something was bothering me and I got unhappy on the tour about my results."

When will he retire from tennis? “I think it goes in combination, as well, if my wife wasn’t happy with me doing it and my family wasn’t happy with me doing it, or I felt like I had too much pain in my body, that wouldn’t be fun anymore when I realise that my body isn’t allowing me to get to the level that I’m at right now.