In the latest edition of the Holding Court podcast, Patrick McEnroe explained what differentiates Roger Federer from most past champions. He explained: "Champions like Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras loved to win and made the history of this sport, but Roger Federer had something unique that is not easy to explain.
Federer also loved winning titles of course, but his greatest passion was take the field and hit the ball. Most past champions loved the competition, while Roger loved the game." Mary Joe Fernandez, former player and current wife of Tony Godsick, revealed that one of Roger Federer's sons is very attracted to tennis: "Although his career is over, Federer still loves tennis very much.
All of his children play tennis and really enjoy playing sports, which is great for Roger and his wife Mirka. One of their sons really shows a great interest in tennis."
The 41-year-old from Basel is dedicating himself to various activities in these first months after his retirement.
Federer after retiring
Fans still have in mind the moving images of Roger Federer's retirement, announced in September last year and materialized at the 2022 Laver Cup. The Swiss played the last match of his career alongside his arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the O2 Arena of London, only to receive a splendid tribute that made everyone shed a few tears.
The former world number 1 was unable to give himself one last 'trip' to the Wimbledon lawns in 2023, because the conditions of his right knee were too precarious and it made no sense to take further risks. The Master of Basel had already tried a timid return in 2021, playing just 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon.
In the letter posted on Instagram on September 15, 2022, the King promised that he will not walk away from the sport that has made him a global icon. According to the latest rumors, the 20-time Grand Slam champion should comment on Wimbledon 2023 for the BBC.