This is just too funny. hope roger gets ready for US open and beats novak
Djokovic trains in Mallorca, very close to home of Nadal.Roger Federer s obitelji i prijateljima uživa u Hrvatskoj. Snimljen je na Malom Lošinju gdje uživa u kupanju i sunčanju. Tenisač i njegova obitelj bili su su...net.hr
Federer still in Croatia with his family taking it easy
Yeah it looks like Federer really is hungry for more titles and a chance to win another slam. He's working really hard in practice
Federer is not training in Croatia. He's been vacationing and hasn't trained at all since Wimbledon. He just doesn't want it that much anymore. I expect him to pull the plug on the American hard court swing in the coming days or weeks.Djokovic trains in Mallorca, very close to home of Nadal.
Federer trains in Croatia, very close to home of Djokovic.
Nadal needs to go to Switzerland.
Sadly I think there's merit in this view. Yesterday he was wandering around in Croatia carrying Mirka's purse and not training.Federer is not training in Croatia. He's been vacationing and hasn't trained at all since Wimbledon. He just doesn't want it that much anymore. I expect him to pull the plug on the American hard court swing in the coming days or weeks.
Federer is not training in Croatia. He's been vacationing and hasn't trained at all since Wimbledon. He just doesn't want it that much anymore. I expect him to pull the plug on the American hard court swing in the coming days or weeks.
I am okay with that. Rest up mentally and physically and give it one last go next year. I think he knows he is done, but I don't see him having a sampras odd exit.Sadly I think there's merit in this view. Yesterday he was wandering around in Croatia carrying Mirka's purse and not training.
I don't think he'll ever play in Canada again due to their hideous scheduling of him the last 2 times he played it. They had him playing the last night match which ended after midnight and then had him scheduled at noon the next day. Fed did a bit of grumbling about that publicly, imagine what he said privately. There's very little chance he'll play ever again in Toronto/Montreal.No way he bothers with Toronto anyway
If he had the intention to play I'm sure he would already be on a planeSeems quite odd that we haven't had confirmation of Toronto yet doesn't it? I would have thought if Roger has no intention of playing there, he would have withdrawn.
But given that the tournament starts on Monday, if he was going to play surely we'd expect to hear something also ...
Not sure what to make of it.
Afraid. now that's smart thinkinFederer is not playing anything this summer I don't think. He's not in shape and in my opinion he has become afraid of novak and rafa. Something happened to roger mentally with that last surgery and he is having trouble overcoming it. So no, I do not think we will see him on the court this summer.
I believe this is an old picture. Federer has been in Croatia for weeks doing absolutely nothing except vacationing. Also, if he can only go 75%in practice or fitness training then it's definitely time to get out of the game and retireHow do you even dig up these? Impressive
Yeah, but all the more baffling why he hasn't withdrawn.It is also his 40th birthday on Sunday. I would assume he would celebrate this big one with family in Switzerland rather than travel to Canada right now, where his family couldn't join him as of yet with restrictions.
His parents are adorable. 'Rogi', 'Robbie'. Clearly there's a lot of love and affection in the family, Roger is super lucky.Here's an interview with Robbie and Lynette Federer about their son who turned 40 today!
"We didn't see Roger as the star in the sky"
Happy Birthday, Roger Federer! His parents Lynette and Robert talk about Roger as a young, wild toddler, their life as grandparents and plans for the future
Q: Lynette and Robert Federer, what goes through your head when you think that your son Roger will be 40 years old?
Lynette: You just think: Wow - 40!
Robert: Yes, just recently I said to Rogi that I'm almost twice your age! And luckily he already has children of his own, so we have grandchildren - that's what makes life so beautiful.
Q: Do you see any traits of Roger in the grandchildren?
Robert: Yes, certain character traits can be recognized that Rogi also had in the past. But I don't want to go into detail now about which of the grandchildren it is.
Q: How was Roger as a boy?
Lynette: I'd better answer that. Robbie was hardly at home back then, he was always traveling around for business. Roger was fun, active, he always had a lot of friends, and something always had to be going on. I noticed early on that he had a great urge to move. Regardless of whether it was on the skateboard, on the bike, at the table tennis table or playing squash with Robbie. It was nice to see how clearly he enjoyed it. But it wasn't a must, he just loved it. As soon as he could walk, he always had to have a ball with him and he was playing football somewhere.
Q: Did you ever think then that he would go far?
Lynette: Others often said how great his talent was or how well he was able to handle the ball at a young age. But at that time we did not foresee so many great successes that he would then achieve, not at all.
Robert: We didn't see him as the star in the sky and lived accordingly. No, we just waited a long time to see how far he could develop his tennis skills.
Q: And yet you gave him the chance to fulfill his dream of being a professional athlete. When did the moment come that you knew he was going to be a great player?
Robert: When he became number 1 in the juniors around the age of 17.
Lynette: And when he won the junior tournament at Wimbledon that same year. Only then did we have the feeling that he could actually achieve great things on the ATP tour.
Robert: So we said to ourselves: now it will begin for him.
Q: Today he has 20 Grand Slam titles and is one of the great superstars in the world. Despite being down-to-earth, it inevitably changes a person. Did you notice any changes in him?
Robert: You can't say anything in particular. Any change certainly did not come suddenly and in one fell swoop.
Q: What successful traits did he inherit from you?
Robert: Well, he looks like me. He clearly got that from me and nobody can deny it.
Lynette: He certainly got the discipline and the urge to move from me. Also the ball talent, I would say.
Q: As a father of four, does Roger give his children the same or similar values as you both gave him?
Lynette: Yes, for example, he likes to be outdoors with his children, to go to the mountains - we have often done such things with our children too. We went hiking a lot or were out on bicycles.
Robert: His willingness to help is also one of the values that we have hopefully been able to pass on to him. He doesn't look at himself first. You can see that also in times of this pandemic, he helped a lot and it is important for him to make generous donations.
Lynette: And yet Mirka and Roger are two different people than Robbie and I were back then. They do what they think best, and that's right. Every couple has to find their own way. When Roger was born, there weren't even any emails.
Robert: Yes, our kids didn't grow up on the computer or Internet.
Q: Has Roger become calmer as a person since fatherhood?
Lynette: I would say he stays true to himself. As he is, he is still very funny and likes to play wild games with his children. But as a father, of course, he cannot always be just dear Papa. In between, he also has to be strict and tough - and he definitely does. I think he has a very good mix in this regard.
Q: Does he talk to you about decisions like retiring?
Lynette: These are personal things that stay within the family.
Q: For his birthday, what would you wish Roger for his future journey?
Robert: That he stays the way he is.
Lynette: That he and his family stay healthy and that Roger continues to radiate so much joy and follows his heart.
Maybe the fire in him is dying. COVID seems to really have accelerated his loss of commitment to play tournaments, and even majors at this point.