The 37-year-old tennis star has recently stated in a press conference that he does not enjoy his current warm-up routine that he has to go through before every match. And if he gets bored with this warm-up routine he will consider stopping playing tennis.
Federer: “When I was 21 warm up was like jumping up and down for 1 minute, now there’s this huge routine. I say ‘really? I have to do this?’ But it helps, so I do it. When I get bored of this I’ll stop playing completely maybe” #Wimbledon
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Here are the words that Federer said:
“I mean, I just think I have to warm up much more than I used to, which is not the most fun bit, to be honest,” he stated. “I liked jumping up and down for a minute when I was 21 or 19. Now we go through this entire routine. I’m like, Really, do we really have to do it?”
“I guess it helps, so I’m doing it. When I get bored with it, I’ll stop playing tennis completely or I’ll stop that routine first before I stop playing” – expressed Federer.
This came after Federer beat young Italian Matteo Berrettini in straight sets on Centre Court. Federer also said that he can play on all sorts of conditions.
It is evident that Federer is concerned about his fitness. But he also stated the positive side of these things, he said experience helps him counter other factors on the court and helps him win.
Fans also expressed their grief on social media asking him not to say these words. It is understandable that the fans don’t want their hero to leave the tennis field. Roger Federer is all set to take on Kei Nishikori in Wimbledon 2019 quarter-final in his quest for the 9th title.