“Not A Tennis Player at Home”: Roger Federer Reveals His Leisure Activities

Published 04/06/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


It was quite an iconic moment when Roger Federer returned to the court after 13 months at the Qatar Open 2021. Fans welcomed him back like a king and really enjoyed his short cameo there. Even though he was not able to win the title in Doha, he impressed fans with his brilliant skills on the court.

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In a recent interview, Roger Federer opened up about his favorite leisure activities which he prefers to do as a tourist. When traveling to different nations, a number of things fascinate the Swiss Maestro.

“I can already enjoy it and I also enjoy traveling as a tourist. The culture, the food, the architecture – that interests me a lot, no question about it,” said Federer.

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(Quotes translated by Google Translate)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The former World No. 1 admitted that besides being a tennis player, he is a normal human as well. He said that he loves to spend time with his family, even during his leisure time.

“I’m not a tennis player at home. I am human there, normal. The main thing is normal, the main thing is calm. Not exactly leisurely, after all, I’m also the father of four children,” added the 39-year-old.

“Do things that I miss as a person”- Roger Federer

Federer claimed that he does all those things that he misses as a person whenever he gets some free time. He stated that he loves to meet his friends and family during his time off and also accepted that he likes to contemplate different things and let his mind wander for a bit.

Roger Federer smiles during an exhibition game between Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer at Arena Parque Roca in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

“I like to let my mind wander. Meet friends and family, do things that I miss as a person when I’m on the go,” concluded the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

There are still doubts looming over whether Federer will be able to play in the upcoming clay-court season or not. He is training really hard and will certainly want to make a comeback before the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Will Federer be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title this year?

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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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