Roger Federer opens up on his persistent knee problems that forced him to retire and continue to bother him

Roger Federer talks about his knee problem post-retirement.

Roger Federer opens up on his persistent knee problems that forced him to retire and continue to bother him

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Swiss legend and 20-time Grand Slam Champion, Roger Federer opened up about his consistent knee issues which forced him to retire from the sport about a year ago. For context, the former World No.1 retired last year following the Laver Cup. His retirement left the entire tennis World and sports fans all over in tears.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Federer talked about his long-time knee pain that still affects his post-retirement life as he is still actively traveling. Talking about his routine Roger said, ” After dropping my kids off at school, I go straight to the gym. I’ve had quite a few knee problems, so I’m recovering consistently. I haven’t been able to do a lot of cardio – I mostly do weight training, abs, and quadriceps.”

In the interview, Federer complained about his never-ending knee problem for which he has fixed a routine that he follows every day. Roger added, “I have a physiotherapist that I’ve been working with for seven years and we see each other four times a week. He gives me treatments, massages, stretches and some exercises.”

He further talked about his kids developing a love for the sport in this interview. He sent all four of his kids off to a summer camp because they showed interest in training. He also shared how it was a different dynamic altogether coaching his kids because he is no longer a former player but also a father to them.

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Roger Federer kept his promise to Rafael Nadal and sent his kids to his rival’s Academy

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer admitted to taking time off to coach his kids and spending some time with them on the tennis court. He also talked about how his children started loving the sport a lot more than they used to. The Swiss said that his kids looked forward to spending time training at summer camps over the holidays.

He sent his two girls to the John McEnroe Academy and both his boys to the Rafael Nadal Academy in Mallorca to train for a few days. Roger kept his promise to his former rival and good friend, Rafael Nadal, by doing so.

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