Roger Federer: 'I have never seen my parents and friends'

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Roger Federer: 'I have never seen my parents and friends'

The past six months have been a swing of emotions for Swiss legend Roger Federer. On the one hand, the Basel phenomenon found itself out of action due to a double operation on his right knee, but on the other he was able to spend a lot of time with his wife and children.

The forced stop due to Coronavirus has benefited in some way the former number 1 in the world, which will only miss a glimpse of the season while maintaining an excellent ranking thanks to the new system. As was already the case in 2016, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has decided to take all the time necessary to regain 100% of the form, which is why we will find him on the court at the beginning of 2021.

Roger will have Wimbledon and the Olympics as his great goals in Tokyo, postponed to next year due to the pandemic situation. In a recent interview with SRF, Federer analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on his family life.

Federer: 'We take the virus very seriously'

“I have never seen my parents and friends.

We take the virus very seriously. And we had to explain it to the kids. The two girls are eleven now, they understood it immediately. The boys forgot it at some point,” said Roger Federer. The former World number 1 spoke of their enthusiasm about the Games and said they are even planning to learn a new language: “The children would have liked to come too.

You are still talking about it. One of my daughters even wanted to learn Japanese,” Federer said. His daughters were not yet born when Federer won gold in doubles in Beijing 2008, while they were only three years old when he won the silver at the London Olympics in 2012.

The red and blue veteran did not take part in the Rio 2016 Olympics in because of a knee injury. Roger will definitely skip the upcoming US Open while he is targeting to come back for the Australian Open. Federer’s coach Severin Luthi is so confident about Federer’s recovery that he conceded that they are even thinking about playing a tournament right before the Australian Open to get the feeling of competitions once again.

With health and safety being of paramount importance, Roger Federer will probably look to assess the overall situation before taking a final decision next year.