Roger Federer revealed the less pleasant aspects of being a star in his recent interview with Coopzeitung. The Swiss teacher explained: “My children really like going to the playground and I am happy to take them there.

As soon as they arrive, they start running in all directions and you have to be careful not to lose sight of them. There are always fans ready to ask me for a picture, so sometimes I get distracted. Abroad, people tend to approach me, knowing that this may be their only chance.

In Switzerland, on the other hand, people are more shy. They see me more often and they know me better, so they try not to disturb me when I’m with my family.” During a recent interview with Bild, Tommy Haas spoke about the return of his good friend Roger: “Unlike what many think, Federer He really believes in his return and is working hard to make it a marketing operation.”

Fans around the world can’t wait to see Roger Federer back on the pitch. The Swiss phenomenon has played very little in the past two seasons, due to a serious knee injury which worsened after the 2020 Australian Open.

The former world number 1 has only played 13 official matches in 2021, with a decidedly modest budget for a legend of his caliber (nine wins and four losses). The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon were his best results last year, before undergoing further knee surgery after a relapse.

For the moment, the participation of the Swiss in the Laver Cup and the ATP in Basel has been announced, which returns to the calendar after the two editions canceled due to the pandemic.

Tiriac reflects on King Roger

In an interview, Ion Tiriac, a businessman and former coach of Boris Becker, spoke about Roger Federer’s return to action later this year.

“If you like tennis, okay, but being competitive at 40… oh, no. There are people like Alcatraz (Alcaraz). Or like (Holger) Rune, who may be a player, but who has a little trouble, the mother, this and the other, but the ball hits very well.

The new generation is coming, that’s for sure. You can play tennis for fun. It would be a good thing. But beware: it would be a shame if he made a fool of himself,” Tiriac said. “I see him as a danger, because so long without playing…

And he also makes mistakes. Came to Roland Garros last year and left saying no, he wants to prepare for Wimbledon… How can he afford to say at a Grand Slam like Roland Garros that he will abandon it for Wimbledon? Go straight to Wimbledon, and that’s it,” Tiriac concluded.