The Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer is content to enjoy a serene year before the beginning of 2021. While the former world number one has not begun with the preparations of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, he will be competing for his first-ever gold medal.
Additionally, 2020 has been a quiet season for Federer till now. While he was defeated in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, he also went through arthroscopic surgery in February this year. Hence, 2020 is sure a rest time for the Swiss. Further, he is also giving time for his body to recover.
Federer, in an interview with Sportpanorama on SRF, said, “I am yet, to begin with, the mental preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. When you are going on tours for the last 20 years, you are happy to have a calm year. We have so many matches and competitions that whenever you take a break you know that someone else is winning at that time.”
In addition to this, he also said, “I take a break. Everyone else is also forced to do the same. And I think 90% of the players are thinking: fortunately, I can have a break. Tennis is constant and non-stop.”
“You can enjoy your family life way more now”- Roger Federer
He also shared his opinion on the upcoming Olympics and said, “You could not prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. We have various other tournaments. That’s why preparations start three months before, even though it’s a hard-court in Tokyo. Everyone can play on hard court, but you have to prepare for grass and clay.”
Moreover, world number four also enjoyed spending time with his family. He said, “For the first time in 20 years I have been at a single place for five to six years. Of course, I enjoy it. You can enjoy your family life way more now.”