The legendary Swiss tennis player Roger Federer announced Thursday that he had to undergo surgery on his right knee and, therefore, will miss several tournaments of the initial half of the season, including Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year.
The Swiss 'Maestro' played six games so far in 2020, since he only played the Australian Open, where after an irregular walk he reached the semifinals. During a recent interview to Simon Parker of the BBC, the 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed what he will miss about his tennis days: "I think not having such a rigid schedule in some ways.
Where most of the time when you come home, I don’t wanna say where everything is somewhat planned. It’s nice for maybe, several days, not to have much. Or, I think, more than anything, it’s being able to put on the calendar, on Wednesday the 15th, we can meet up with lunch with those friends.
Just way ahead of time, already look forward to those moments. I think it’s maybe not the right word as such. But, maybe I’ll miss to some extent probably the adrenaline rushes and all that. At the same time, maybe it is also a nice thing to get away from that all.
So, I have the butterflies in my tummy. As beautiful as they are, when it’s all said and done, maybe it’s also nice to not have that at all, that pressure is one thing, and having to perform”.