Roger Federer enjoys freedom from doping tests post-retirement

Saturday, 15 June 2024 at 19:00
Switzerland’s legendary tennis star Roger Federer has opened up about the feeling of not having to worry about doping tests early in the morning
The 42-year-old is often regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era in the singles category, having won as many as 20 Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career.
Federer retired from the sport in 2022 after struggling with fitness and form towards the end of his career.
The Basel-born star was recently quoted in a report, where he discussed in detail one of the perks of retiring from tennis.
Federer revealed that he enjoys not having to worry that someone will knock at his door at seven in the morning for a surprise dope test, which is the norm in the sporting world.
“We have to do the doping tests all the time and give an hour of our day to it," he said. "And they would come everyday, so you'd wake up and know in the back of your mind that somebody would be coming in to test you on the back of your hand, and so that hour of your life drops away. So now it's like, finally, no one is going to ring the doorbell at 7 a.m. this morning to come and test me.”
Federer was the first player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era to win more than 15 Grand Slam titles in the singles category.
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Roger Federer retired from professional tennis in 2022. 
He was also the first player in men’s tennis to win 20 or more major titles in his illustrious career. His most successful competition was Wimbledon, where he won the title as many as eight times.
Federer’s last major triumph came in 2018 when he lifted the Australian Open after beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the final in a five-set thriller with a score of 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1.
That’s not it as Federer also won an Olympic gold medal for his country in 2008 in the doubles category as he, along with Stan Wawrinka, defeated the pair of Simon Aspelin and Sweden's Thomas Johansson with a score of 6–3, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3.

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