Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, who will not play again in 2020 due to his knee injury, says he has not seen his parents in three months due to the current lockdown.
Roger Federer says he has not seen his parents in three months
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has been living at home in Swizterland with his wife anfd four kids during the past few months after the tennis shutdown.
Speaking to Miami Living Magazine in an interview, Federer commented, "I haven’t had this long at home in 25 years. We’re safe because we’re up in the mountains and don’t see anybody. I’ve been very strict and serious about the rules.
I haven’t seen my parents in three months now, and we’ve been chasing around after the kids the best we can on our own, but I think this strange time has given us a chance to reflect and take stock of what really matters, which is family, friends, health, and happiness”.
Federer's parents — Robert, 74, and Lynette, 68 - met in 1970 and have been married since 1973. His father is also involved in the Roger Federer Foundation, which helps fund education and sports activities for underprivileged children.
The Swiss legend has not played since the Australian Open in January due to a knee injury. He underwent an initial arthroscopic surgery in February and then another in June after suffering a setback during his rehabilitation in June.
Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles - the most by any male tennis player in history. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the world and has said that he plans to return to the circuit in 2021. With rival Rafael Nadal also pulling out of the US Open due to concerns about travelling to the United States, the US Open would mark the first Grand Slam since 1999 without Federer or Nadal.
Roger Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon men's singles titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title. He is one of eight men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam. He has also won a record six ATP Finals titles, 28 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, and a record 24 ATP Tour 500 titles. Federer was a part of the Swiss Davis Cup wininng team in 2014.