Roger Federer: ‘It was super strange at first, now we know how…’

In a recent interview, Roger Federer unveiled the question all fans ask him on the internet. As expected, it concerns the final lost to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2019 with two match points wasted. Let’s see together what the Swiss master replied. The king has decided to speak openly to Numero Homme Magazine about his relationship with fans, revealing what they ask him most often. “Fans have been asking me for weeks how I felt after losing to Wimbledon against Djokovic in 2019 after two wasted match points. Even today it happens to me. I think ‘Is it possible that they are still mulling it over?’ But I understand. The most important thing is not to give too much emotional weight to the defeat. We must not judge ourselves at all costs. Analyze and understand the reasons for the defeat. You can do this on your own or talk to someone about it to try to express your bad mood. Some people think day and night about the mistakes they have made. I have always chosen to analyze everything very quickly. It helps me get through difficult times. When I was young, I wasn’t angry after a game, I was sad. I couldn’t think of anything else. Now I just need half an hour to mentally overcome a defeat, maybe an hour if it is the Wimbledon final.” Roger Federer recently spoke at length about his off-court life during the ongoing pandemic, revealing that he would often have conversations with his good friend Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer on being in Switzerland for an extended period

Roger Federer pointed out how the pandemic has given a new layer of meaning to the daily pleasantries exchanged by people. According to the Swiss, you previously wouldn’t give too much thought to answer a question about your well-being, but that is no longer the case. Federer revealed that it was ‘nice’ to be in Switzerland for an extended period, which his otherwise-packed schedule seldom allows. “Sometimes whole weeks went by without any particular event,” Federer said. “We have strictly followed the rules here in Switzerland. Besides, it was nice to come back to my country where, in general, I don’t spend more than three months a year. The only time I’ve been here for a long time was in 2016, already because of my knee. We were able to see our close friends and relatives, but rather outside. It was super strange at first, now we know how to deal with it.”

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