"Roger Federer's life changed after the farewell," said Ivan Ljubicic
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 485
In the latest edition of the podcast hosted by Marion Bartoli, Ivan Ljubicic revealed how Roger Federer's life has changed after his retirement. Ivan told: "Roger Federer still trains when he can, he is very active and feels good.
The truth is that his life hasn't changed that much. I know he would like to enjoy himself on the tennis courts in the coming years too, because he is the place where he feels best." In an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, Sumit Nagal recalled his first and only match against Federer at the 2019 US Open.
He told: “Roger Federer was a tennis whiz. You never knew what to expect from a player like him. he would use short back to force you forward and stuff. He had an unlimited arsenal of shots. You were aware of that, but then you had to see what you were capable of and what you weren't."
The day that all tennis fans feared arrived on September 23, 2022.
At the O2 Arena in London, Roger Federer played the last official match of his legendary career. The former world number 1 had announced his decision to retire in mid-September, being aware that he could no longer compete at the highest level.
The Swiss published a beautiful letter on Instagram, in which he thanked his fans and all those who contributed to his success. The King had tried a timid return to the circuit in 2021, playing just 13 official matches and undergoing yet another operation on his right knee after Wimbledon.
As the months passed, it had become increasingly clear that the Maestro would not be returning to play at the top level. The 20-time Grand Slam champion said goodbye to tennis played at the Laver Cup, the exhibition he himself founded in 2017.
The 41-year-old from Basel plans to stage several exhibitions over the next few years in the hope that his knee condition improves.