Roger Federer: 'I'd rather leave that to a professional coach'



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Roger Federer: 'I'd rather leave that to a professional coach'

When it comes to tennis, it's impossible not to think about the career records of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Big Three have been fighting for the Grand Slam primacy for several years and have no intention of stopping.

The Swiss is the player who has won the most majors in his career with 20 successes; the Spanish and the Serbian, on the other hand, are stuck at 19 and 17 Slam titles respectively. But this is not the only record that the three legends hold dear.

On 21 September, the day in which the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome will be disputed, Djokovic will overtake Pete Sampras and will become the second player in history with the most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.

The last obstacle to overcome to reach first place in this special ranking bears the name of Roger Federer, who spent 310 weeks at the top, in spite of the 287 of the Belgrade. In the interview with NZZ am Sonntag, Roger Federer was asked to give his two cents on the topic of children benefiting from early admission in day-care centers.

Federer on his four kids

“Fortunately, we are almost always out together as a family,” Roger Federer said. “That means Mirka and I can take on a lot of care ourselves. Our four children also visit a kindergarten, a school, or a camp as often as possible.

In addition, other children are often visiting us on tour. Children learn best from other children. It is important to me that they can pursue their own interests, and they are different for all four, although everyone actually likes handicrafts and painting.

The older twins also learn an instrument,” Federer added. When the topic of his kids playing tennis was raised, Federer confirmed that there will indeed be tennis lessons in place for them. “Of course there will also be one or two tennis lessons,” Federer continued.

“Not with me, by the way, I'd rather leave that to a professional tennis coach”. Roger Federer has not decided on his comeback date yet, according to coach Severin Luthi, although he expects him to make the Australian Open.

“There is still a long way to go, and we depend on the pandemic,” Luthi said of Federer’s comeback plans. There have been no tournaments talks; will he play the ATP Cup or some exhibition matches before the Australian Open? It would not be wise to talk now about this or that playing, as that limits your planning”.

Luthi also recently reassured fans that Federer is not struggling with his training, saying: “Rehab is going as usual; there were no setbacks. “Like everyone after surgery, Roger has his good and bad days”.