Federer reveals his nickname and his favorite athletes

Roger Federer is taking advantage of the world circuit break to continue the recovery process from an operation on his right knee that will keep him out of the tracks until next season. The Swiss only played the Australian Open this year, and he already has his mind set on 2021.

To celebrate the launch of their new custom sneakers, “The Roger”, in Zurich, Federer had time to answer questions from several fans, who asked about less everyday topics.

“It is the first time that I have been in Switzerland for so long. I have traveled for the past 25 years. The most that I have been at home during those years has probably been about 4 or 5 weeks. Now I have been almost five months, having a great time, “he said of the confinement.

He also had time to discuss the status of his injury. “I have spent a lot of time recovering from the operation, on crutches and in rehabilitation, going step by step. Now I feel much better, but I'm still not at the level of being able to play tennis to the fullest. The goal is to be ready for next year, “said the winner of twenty Grand Slam.

Federer was asked about his favorite nickname throughout his career. “I've had many nicknames. One of the ones I liked the most was 'Dark Federer', because of my dark kits, not because of my character. I'm a nice guy, I'm not bad, “said Roger. About his second favorite sport and his favorite player in it, Roger stayed with football and with Zinedine Zidane, Although when asked by an active athlete, he opted for LeBron James and basketball.

One of his idols, according to Federer himself, was Michael Jordan. “He was a hero like Boris Becker was, Stefan Edberg and Pete Sampras. I admired him. I was very nervous when I met him, I always love meeting other athletes. But with Jordan it was different, because he was one of my idols, “said the Swiss tennis player, who hopes to recover his best level for the start of next season and get his twenty-one Grand Slam.