Federer hints at commentating at Wimbledon in the future
Roger Federer always dismissed talks about commentating on tennis but in his most recent interview, he admitted it's something on his mind.
Walking away from tennis completely will never be possible for Federer as the Swiss player loves tennis too much. In his interview ahead of the Laver Cup, Federer hinted at something that he was opposed to in the past - commentating on tennis:
"I never thought I would say this. But six months ago, I suddenly thought: commentating on tennis someday, who knows? Although I always said I would never do that. But so to commentate on some matches at Wimbledon."
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It's not that unusual for former tennis players to become part of the media with many serving as analysts although not many do commentate directly. One notable example is Sue Barker who worked for BBC during its Wimbledon coverage for many years, and recently retired.
He did admit that he would not be doing it full time if he went that route but rather for only for Wimbledon as it would give him the chance to stay connected to the Tour:
"No. But being there every now and then would also allow me to keep in touch with the tour, the players, the new generation. And it would give me a reason to definitely watch tennis, which I like to do. When I suddenly had this in my head, I thought: Am I completely crazy now?"