Roger Federer's parents Robert and Lynette were interviewed by Blick magazine a few days before Roger's birthday. During the second part of the interview, his mother Lynette said: "Roger Federer has always been a fun, active guy who had lots of friends around him.
It was immediately evident that he wanted to play sports. It didn't matter who he was. Skateboarding, biking, ping pong or squash, he just liked to move. It was not an obligation for him unlike many other children, he did it with pleasure.
People have always been amazed by his exceptional talent and naturalness with which hit the ball from a very young age. However, we never imagined such a success." His father Robert added: "We never had the thought that he was going to be a champion of the sport.
We always behaved normally, letting things run as smoothly as possible."
When will Roger Federer come back on the court?
At the moment there is no certainty about Federer's return to the court, who was photographed on vacation in Croatia with his family.
Roger Federer turned 40 yesterday, receiving many tributes from fellow tennis players and more. Few imagined that the Swiss would still be active in 2021, further testimony to the incredible longevity of this absolute sporting legend.
It would be useless to deny that there is great uncertainty about the current conditions of King Roger, who played his last match at Wimbledon losing in the quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz. The former world number 1 missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a relapse in his operated knee, citing the same reason for the most recent forfeits in Toronto and Cincinnati.
Given the premises, Federer will also be absent from the US Open in three weeks. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has played 19 games from the beginning of 2020 to the present, a number that speaks volumes about the difficulties facing him. His best seasonal results came in the Slams, with the round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Church Road.