Roger Federer opens up on post-retirement professional plans

13 March, 2023

Tennis legend Roger Federer made the entire sporting world have a teary eye when he retired during the Laver Cup. In what turned out to be a legendary exit for one of the sport’s all-time greats, he paired up with his arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a doubles match which turned out to be a massive delight for all fans. 

Federer is now enjoying his life post retirement and recently he has discussed his main post-retirement role in more detail after penning a new open letter about his Roger Federer Foundation. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is apparently going to join the BBC’s broadcasting team at Wimbledon but it appears that the tournament will be left disappointed as punditry won’t be his main focus over charity work.

Federer has not yet made any major announcements over his post-playing career since retiring in September. The 41-year-old spent two years unable to cope with a troublesome knee injury and underwent three surgeries before he was ultimately forced to call it a day and had his last dance at the Laver Cup.

While the Swiss superstar has not fixed himself to any new roles, he has reportedly been in talks with the BBC about joining their Wimbledon coverage. But Federer has now confirmed that another commitment will take precedence as he wrote an open letter about his continued work on his Roger Federer Foundation ahead of its 20 year anniversary.

“While I understand the concerns about adjusting to this new pace, I can assure you that I am doing well and relishing this new chapter in my life, I have been keeping very busy with getting my body healed and working on existing and new projects,” Federer wrote, updating his fans on his post-retirement duties.

The Roger Federer Foundation invested 77.5 million Swiss francs in 2022 to help improve education in Switzerland and South Africa (with the latter being his mother’s country of birth). “I never could have imagined how incredibly enlightening, exciting and fulfilling this journey would be, and all the great things we would accomplish together,” the 103-time title winner continued.

No matter what role he takes up, Federer is bound to remain active in discussion among fans. You can find more sports news and good betting odds by visiting Nextbet