In an event with Credit Suisse in Zurich, Roger Federer revealed that at some stage his kids were tired to see their father playing tennis. Now they understood Roger's commitments and importance over the globe, but it was not that easy at the beginning.
'I got very sad in London, at the World Tour Finals. Next week, maybe three years ago, they were also crying', said Federer. 'Why you still playing tennis, they asked. I got really sad in the car, I told my coach 'My kids are not happy of me always playing, always playing'
And he said: "You are more with your children than probably any working-dad because you are always there, you are traveling with them 90% of the time, you see them in the morning, in the evening.' Meanwhile, the Old Boys Tennis Club has a new hall.
Roger Federer financially supported his childhood club and now the project is confirmed. The architects Stich & Oswald made a plan and in a meeting, the club members gave a free light. The project was initially postponed due to bureaucratic matters, but now everything is okay.
Eight tennis courts in total will be there. Thanks to his friendship with the former professional Marco Chiudinelli, Federer was involved in the project and now a court will be named after them. Federer also donated a signed racket and t-shirt, that he both used in a Grand Slam. Along with trophies won at a junior level.