Roger Federer returned to Roland Garros at the French Open 2019 after missing the event for the last 4 years. The Swiss unexpectedly reached the semifinals on the Parisian Clay but was defeated by the eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer faced a 20-year-old Norwegian player Casper Ruud in the round of 32 in the Roland Garros 2019. The 20-time grand slam champion advised the youngsters to enjoy the sport rather than looking at the negative things.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer was asked about his valuable advice for a young player aged 20. The 37-year-old said, “I think as a 20-year-old, I mean, I think it’s most important who you surround yourself with because you take a lot from the people that are with you, manners, work ethic because technique at this point is almost done. You know, you can do some minor adjustments, but I think professionalism and all that stuff, you learn so much every day.”

“It’s super exciting and you want to enjoy it and don’t want to see the negative things, you know. You just want to be in that dream world and on this trip you’re on and sharing the locker room with the guys, like, for Casper now it’s good fun,”  Roger Federer further added.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer suggested that there is so much to learn when you are young. He continued, “You know, you see how everybody prepares, how everybody does it, and you realize I’m actually not far away. That should give you incredible motivation for every day in practice.”

“I definitely enjoyed the clay court season and the French Open so that would help the chances of returning to the clay. Still hearing the chants from the French open crowds, thank you. I will be forever grateful for your incredible support this year. Merci!” Roger Federer said after knocking out of the French Open 2019.