Roger Federer: 'If my children want, they will train at Rafa Nadal Academy'


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Roger Federer: 'If my children want, they will train at Rafa Nadal Academy'

In an interview with Schweizer Illustre, Roger Federer denied he is playing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to have a farewell tour. The Basel native said: "I have no plans to stop. We just discussed if Tokyo fits to the schedule.

At the moment, I am still planning like if it was endless. I want to win a medal for Switzerland. And achieving my dream of coming back at the Olympics. After missing Rio, I was not sure that I would have felt like this again. I did not know if it could have happened.

And if I could play again for a medal. I want to win for my country. It's not about completing my career." On his off-court activities, Federer added: "I am happy to have gotten such a positive feedback at the Laver Cup.

It takes time before it gains tradition. But it has been very interesting for me. Of course there are ideas for the next period, I would like to teach younger players. Why not in the Rafa Nadal Academy? If one day my children will want to play tennis, I will definitely send them there.

What Rafa does is unique and important. It would make sense to me. Or Building something by myself or helping Swiss tennis." On how it will feel like to play with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa, Federer concluded: "I am looking forward to it. Being able to play in front of 50,000 fans - and with Rafa, it's just great."