One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer, called time on his illustrious career one year ago following a constant battle with his knee.
The Swiss, who won 103 ATP titles, teamed up with his biggest rival Rafael Nadal — whom he faced 40 times during his 24-year-long career — in his last professional match in the Laver Cup 2021.
Federer and Nedal, who have often been named “Fedal” by fans, took on Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe who beat them in three sets.
But everyone was in tears when Federer walked off the court after the match.
Recently, Federer appeared at the Laver Cup in Vancouver, Canada and shed light on how his life has been since retirement from the sport he loves.
"Yeah, it's definitely a test on a completely another level,” the Swiss said. “And then, I mean there's what's going on, I'm still in the gym actually I'm surprised I'm going to the gym.
“I always used to dread the moment of going to the gym so I do that like four or five times a week. Believe it or not. I don't look the part maybe. I'm a little bit heavier, unfortunately.
“Well, I'm working on that right now. Yeah, the days are long, but at the same time, I still feel I don't have enough time, you know? Because I packed my schedule up. Four kids will do that to you as well. So I'm a professional driver nowadays, an organizer and a logistics man.”
It must be noted that Federer underwent his third knee surgery in August 2021 and was hoping to make one last appearance on the court in 2022 but his knee wasn’t making progress as expected and just after the 2022 US Open — in which he didn’t play — the Swiss announced he will be saying goodbye to tennis after the Laver Cup 2022.
He also did not play in a singles tournament after Wimbledon 2021 — where he lost in the quarter-final — and was dropped out of the top 50 in June 2022. One month later in July, he became unranked for the first time since his professional debut.