OKBET allsports Roger Federer, making his first public appearance after retiring from tennis at Laver Cup, said he has found life to be “lighter” without the pressures of the pro circuit and that he has no immediate intentions to begin instructing.
To the press in Tokyo, he said, “As a tennis player, you’re constantly thinking about your next practice, your next match.” He was practicing for apparel sponsor UNIQLO. That feeling never goes away.
“Your next journey, your next packing.”
Though stating it didn’t affect him when he was on tour, it’s simpler not having to file whereabouts forms for anti-doping or schedule practices.
Federer, who chose to retire a few months ago after a sluggish recovery from his third right knee surgery in 2021, stated, “Once it all goes away you really feel lighter, relieved.”
The 20-time Grand Slam winner has trained with the Swiss Tennis Federation since he was a child and has no plans to open his own school.
“I will always have that with me, which is why it’s hard to start my own academy, because I feel like it would possibly go against the federation,” he added.
I anticipate devoting more time to mentoring and inspiring “kid’s day” clinics as part of UNIQLO’s Next Gen development initiative.
His current state of mind is not conducive to touring instructing, but he adds, “Never say never.”
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When asked about his coaching career, Federer recalled how “Stefan Edberg stated the same, he would never teach,” before receiving a phone call from him and being invited to practice. “At the present, with my four children going to school and everything going on, I don’t see me coaching at the moment.”
But he has already suggested he may do some commentary, and wants to remain active with the game. That might also mean offering assistance for a top youngster from his nation. ”I’m delighted to do that,” he replied. Furthermore, Federer intends to maintain his exhibition schedule.
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