“When I Stop Playing Tennis…”: Roger Federer Reveals Post Retirement Plans

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Having dropped a hint about being unsure of playing the 2021 Australian Open, Roger Federer hasn’t completely recovered after his knee surgery. With his recuperation running behind schedule, Federer might not compete at Melbourne Park for the first time since turning professional. However, the Chief of Tennis Australia has made a statement about having the commitment of participation from each player, including Federer.

Roger Federer during a match against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Recently, during an interview with Schweizer Illustrierte, Federer talked about his routine during the coronavirus pandemic and playing tennis with his four children. The host asked the Swiss Maestro whether his two daughters still played the piano and about his own music skills.

Used to play piano: Roger Federer

The 20-time Grand Slam champion claimed how proud he felt of his daughters for playing the instrument beautifully. On the contrary, Federer revealed not practicing the piano regularly but expressed his desire to play the instrument once he retired.

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“I would like to play an instrument again. Hopefully when I stop playing tennis I’ll have time. I used to play the piano. But of course I was more likely to play football, tennis or basketball. Every week in piano lesson I had to explain why I hadn’t practiced any more and said: “That’s tennis.” Then it was said: “Well, Roger, let’s just try this song again.” I think it’s nice that the girls play, they do it pretty well, I’m proud of them.” said Federer.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Mirka Federer wife of Roger Federer watches her husband take part in the annual Kids Tennis Day also watched by his four children Myla Rose Federer,Charlene Riva Federer,Lenny Federer and Leo Federer during Tennis Australia’s Kids Day ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Married to former WTA player Mirka Federer, the couple had identical twin girls in 2009 and then had another pair of identical twins in 2014, this time boys. Out of action since February this year, Federer had ample time to play tennis with his four young children.

The former World No.1 recently won an award for the Swiss Best Sportsman of the last 70 years at the Swiss Sports Awards. It was during the ceremony; he cast doubts over his participation at the next year’s Australian Open.

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