In the latest edition of the Tennis Podcast, former ATP number 9 Marc Rosset revealed that Roger Federer was not very prone to sacrifice early in his career: on the contrary, the Swiss Maestro was very lazy. Rossetexplained: “I still remember the first time I trained with Roger Federer.
He was the great promise of Swiss tennis and you could clearly see that he had immense talent, but he was really very lazy. When you’re young and you train with a veteran of the Tour, you’re usually nervous and stressed because you want to get noticed.
Roger went out on the court as if he didn’t care at all. I have to admit I was very surprised by his attitude.” In an interview granted to Express Sport, Alex Corretja reflected on the possibility of the Swiss Maestro commenting on Wimbledon: “I think it is very nice to involve former players, because they are able to bring a great contribution in the commentary.
They have lived unique experiences and they can tell them to viewers. I don’t know if Roger Federer will comment on matches or if he will do post-match analysis, but it’s not that important. It will certainly be special to see a legend like Roger in this new guise.
We’re talking about a unique champion, who made the history of tennis. I hope it will be used intelligently, it wouldn’t make sense to have him comment on matches for eight hours a day.”
A new life for Roger Federer
Roger Federer had the ability to transcend tennis, becoming a source of inspiration for champions of other disciplines as well.
The Swiss has had a gigantic impact on tennis, to which he has brought a myriad of fans and sponsors closer. The former ATP number 1’s career ended in September last year, when he played his last doubles alongside Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.
The crowd at London’s O2 Arena paid him a splendid tribute and some images are went viral, like Nadal’s tears and the emotion of all the other players. The 20-time Grand Slam champion did his best to be able to give himself one last lap of the carousel, but the conditions of his right knee led him to say enough at 41.
According to the latest rumors, the King should comment on Wimbledon 2023 on the microphones of the BBC and ESPN.