Originally Posted by PeteD
I think Fed is serious about upping his practicing next year, because in the past year or two he has been spending so much time working for his foundation, the players' federation, and his sponsors. There is a documentary on YouTube that gives an idea of how many activities besides actual tennis Fed is involved in:
Anybody concerned that Roger Federer is going to disappear from the tennis world, no worries.
The reason he's been saying he's been lacking practice this year is due to his schedule, not off-court activities. The Olympics took away his post-wimby practice time and because he chose to play Shanghai he didn't really put in a good practice block post USO either. All he means is he'll make sure to schedule next year with enough weeks off to allow for some significant practice/training blocks.