Roger Federrer: "If you can't compete anymore, then you better stop"

"It was strange to watch Wimbledon on TV, for the first time since 1998."

by Sead Dedovic
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Roger Federrer: "If you can't compete anymore, then you better stop"

Roger Federer revealed many details in an interview with the Dutch "Algeman Dagblad". What fans were most interested in was the story of retirement. Right at the start, Federer revealed that it might be the end of his career.

"I like to win, but if you can't compete anymore, then you better stop. I don't think I need tennis, other things make me happy now, like when my son does something good or when my daughter gets a good grade from school," said Federer.

It was not easy to follow a big competition that you have been a part of for so many years. "It was strange to watch Wimbledon on TV, for the first time since 1998."

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Federer doesn't want to be just focused on tennis.

There are many other things that make him happy. He is aware that a career cannot last forever "Tennis is part of my life, but it is not my whole identity. I want to be successful in other things, to invest all my energy in business, even though it can sometimes hurt more than it should.

I know that the career of a professional tennis player cannot last forever and that's ok, I accept that". Federer now wants to travel, to renew contact with some people. Tennis is sometimes a very difficult sport that takes a lot of energy.

The Swiss felt it throughout his long career. It seems that he is happy like this and that he does not need to return to the fields. "Staying away from the court gives me the chance to organize trips myself, to visit people I couldn't before, to give them something in return.

Tennis trips are sometimes exhausting, especially when you are traveling with children. It's a good thing to rest from all that, although the kids miss the trips," revealed Roger Federer.

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