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Roger Federer news: Swiss hints at post tennis retirement plans

Federer, 41, hoped to return to tennis sometime during the 2022 season. Federer's knee did not improve as expected, and he retired at the Laver Cup.

Roger Federer in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Dec 5, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis legend, has revealed that he would like to play in places where he has never played before, but that it is still too early to make any plans because his doctors have advised him to be cautious with his troublesome knee.

Federer, 41, hoped to return to tennis sometime during the 2022 season. Federer’s knee did not improve as expected, and he retired at the Laver Cup after teaming up with Rafael Nadal in his final match. Federer recently travelled to Tokyo for the Uniqlo event, where he revealed his desire to play exhibitions in the future.

“I want to go and play in places I’ve never been and thank the fans who have supported me throughout my career, that’s all I want,” he said.

“My intention is also to organize exhibitions but it is still too early, unfortunately. My knee is not yet in perfect condition and I have to be patient. The doctors have advised me to be cautious and to wait a few months to see how the situation develops. And this goes not only for tennis but also for other sports that I would like to play, but I have to take it easy,”

African vacation

Federer now has more time to spend with his wife and four children now that he is officially retired. Because skiing is too dangerous for Federer due to his knee condition, he is considering taking his family on a trip around Africa. “I am still a little bit scared [when it comes other sports] right after retirement as my knee has been a little bit so-so and that [skiing] has to wait.”

“As time goes by I will be able to do more trips and we are always planning our vacations and I want them to be really fun. They can become a little bit more creative. I would love to take my kids to Africa whereas before vacations always had to be relaxing because my life on the road was so busy, but now our vacations can be a bit more adventurous,” Federer said.



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