“Cumbersome”- Roger Federer Describes his Regular Christmas Celebrations in Dubai

Published 12/25/2020, 12:40 PM EST
Roger Federer (SUI) during the French Open Tennis at Stade Roland-Garros, Paris. (Credit: Jon Bromley | MI News) (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


It’s Christmas time and most players usually return to their hometowns for celebrating it. After some tough training sessions, the occasion brings joy and gives them some refreshing time with their families. However, Roger Federer will not be spending it in Switzerland. Instead, he will be enjoying Christmas as usual in Dubai with his family.

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In a recent interview, Federer talked about his Christmas celebrations in Dubai. The Swiss Maestro usually travels to Dubai just before the Australian Open to train himself. It is here where he has been spending Christmas for a long time now.

“We’ll be back in Dubai then. We’ve only celebrated here since we had children. That was very nice, but also cumbersome, and from here the way to Australia is even longer,” said Federer.

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Clearly, Federer was happy but also a little worried. He knew that he had to travel to Australia after this and train even harder for the upcoming Grand Slam. However, he admitted that he always felt great spending his Christmas time in Dubai.

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Federer realized that he still had a lot of work to do after reaching Australia. He said that he needed to test his knee before stepping on the court again.

“I really have to fully test my knee on the tennis court. With the hope that maybe I’ll have enough at the Australian Open,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Federer had hope and believed that he would be ready by the time of the Australian Open 2021. He emphasized that training indoors in Dubai was not ideal but he was happy with his family there.

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“Training indoors in the cold is not exactly ideal. But we’re just at home wherever the family is,” concluded the 39-year-old Swiss player.

Every tennis fan is eagerly waiting for Roger Federer to return on the court. While many believe that he would make a convincing comeback, others fear that he might not be able to perform well. Whatever happens, fans eagerly wish to watch the Swiss Maestro back at the court in Melbourne.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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