Roger Federer reveals his leisure activities



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Roger Federer reveals his leisure activities

When Roger Federer returned to the pitch in Doha after nearly 14 months of absence, it was an exciting time for any sports fan. Fans have welcomed him again as a king, even though the Swiss phenomenon has only played two games, losing in the quarterfinals to future tournament winner Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The former world number 1 then renounced the appointment in Dubai and the Masters 1000 in Miami, where he was supposed to defend the title he won two years ago at the Hard Rock Stadium. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will not even take part in the first '1000' on clay, scheduled in the Principality of Monte Carlo in mid-April.

His name appears instead in the entry list of the Mutua Madrid Open, even if this does not necessarily guarantee his presence in the Spanish capital. King Roger has always loved the conditions of the Caja Magica, which is located on the heights, as well as having earned him three titles.

In a recent interview, the 39-year-old from Basel revealed his favorite activities when he travels to another country.

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“I can already enjoy it and I also enjoy traveling as a tourist.

The culture, the food, the architecture – that interests me a lot, no question about it,” said Roger Federer. The former World No. 1 admitted that besides being a tennis player, he is a normal human as well. He said that he loves to spend time with his family, even during his leisure time.

“I’m not a tennis player at home. I am human there, normal. The main thing is normal, the main thing is calm. Not exactly leisurely, after all, I’m also the father of four children,” added the 39-year-old.

“I like to let my mind wander. Meet friends and family, do things that I miss as a person when I’m on the go,” concluded the 20-time Grand Slam winner. Roger Federer is on the entry list of the 2021 Madrid Open, which is scheduled to be begin on 3 May.

The Twitter handle of the Masters 1000 tournament recently posted the list for this year's edition, naming the top players that will play the claycourt event - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and the Swiss maestro himself.

Federer had hinted earlier that he might play on clay before Wimbledon, in a bid to test the waters against the top players. And the Madrid Open, one of the three big tournaments in the lead-up to Roland Garros, will provide the 39-year-old the perfect opportunity to get some matches in.

Roger Federer has not competed on the tour since losing to Nikoloz Basilalshvili at the Doha Open. That itself was his first professional event after having been AWOL for more than a year due to a knee injury.