“Junior Tour Was One Of My Favourites” – Roger Federer Laments High Pressure In Senior Tennis

Published 06/12/2020, 8:42 AM EDT


Roger Federer paid his dues on the Junior tour before becoming a big name on the ATP Tour. The Swiss Maestro was one of the most revered youngsters and won the boys’ Wimbledon title of 1998 in both the singles and the doubles category.

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Over the years, Federer ruled the senior game as well becoming one of the greatest players of all time. In a recent video for Tennis Europe, Federer had a small message for all the youngsters who are playing on the Junior tour. Receiving a message from someone like Federer is a big thing for these budding talents who need recognition.

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Federer reflected on his days as a junior and what he misses about them. He also decided to give out some advice to these youngsters. Let’s find out what Roger Federer had to say to the younger players.

What did Roger Federer say?

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Roger Federer said that these were the days to enjoy tennis. It will still be fun later but the pressure will increase.

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“Hello, Tennis Europe junior tour, I also used to play there for many years, so hello to all the kids seeing this video, I wish you all the best, good luck. When you come back after the Coronavirus, hope you guys stay safe and healthy. When you do come back you’re so hungry, so eager to go back on the tour, and remember to enjoy that part of the Junior tour, it was one of my favorites because not that pro tour isn’t as much fun but it’s definitely more serious, there’s more pressure. So enjoy the Junior tour, I wish you all the best, happy birthday, I’ll see you all soon. Take care everybody!”

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Roger Federer was recently ruled out of the entire 2020 season owing to his knee injury. This comes as bad news for the already struggling 38-year-old. Let’s hope we see him playing one last time before he sadly retires.

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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