It has been over two years since Roger Federer final performed a singles match, and practically a yr since he introduced his retirement from the game. Whereas the previous few months have been a celebration of Federer’s profession and achievements, his followers and followers of tennis all have the identical query: what’s subsequent for the Swiss nice?
Federer is likely one of the most beloved figures within the historical past of the game, and continues to make public appearances across the tennis world. He was current within the first week of the recently-concluded Wimbledon and watched his shut pal and rival Andy Murray play on Centre Court docket, in addition to having a success with the Princess of Wales and a few Wimbledon ballkids previous to that.
Nonetheless, there isn’t a lot indication of whether or not Federer is searching for a return to the tennis world in a extra everlasting function, whether or not as a commentator or a coach. However, one particular person near him has his personal perspective on Federer’s future, and admitted that he didn’t envision teaching as being on the desk.
Federer’s countryman and former coach Ivan Ljubicic spoke to Tages-Anzeiger concerning his relationship with the Swiss grasp, and what the long run would possibly maintain for him.
“I am unable to think about Roger Federer being a coach,” mentioned Ljubicic. “I see him extra as a mentor. He loves to assist, however I do not see him eager to make the dedication that being a coach requires. He likes to do many issues.”
Federer performed his final event at Wimbledon in 2021, however returned for a farewell event on the Laver Cup in London in 2022, the place he performed doubles alongside Rafael Nadal within the ultimate match of his profession. After a 24-year skilled profession, the Swiss thought it was the correct time to name time on a profession that glittered with silverware.
Federer just lately spoke about how he enjoys serving to his kids — a set of dual ladies and a youthful set of dual boys — be taught and admire tennis, appearing like a coach in direction of them, however felt it was extra necessary for him at this second to spend time along with his household after many lengthy years spent touring the world for his profession.
Federer has spoken about having fun with life as a tennis fan, with the tough transition into retirement being made extra comfy by the gradual slowing down of his profession because of his knee accidents in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, in the meanwhile, he appears joyful to stay nothing greater than a fan, limiting himself to working in direction of his Basis and spending treasured time along with his household earlier than shifting on to the subsequent section of his life.