Roger Federer's retirement journey explored in upcoming documentary

Friday, 14 June 2024 at 22:00
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Roger Federer spoke about his new family life while launching a documentary about his retirement. The 20-times Grand Slam champion retired from professional tennis in September 2022 at the Laver Cup, competing for Team Europe alongside his longtime rivals: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.
The Swiss former tennis player is now dedicated to his family life and is preparing for the release of the documentary 'FEDERER: twelve final days', where fans can relive his last days as a professional, including playing doubles with Nadal.

Federer's last professional days and family life

Directed by Oscar winner Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, the documentary follows Federer during his final 12 days of his career after announcing his retirement following 24 years in the sport. The Swiss legend mentioned that he leads a calm and family-oriented life, without major projects at the moment: "I'm definitely not bored at home. Life's great. I'm trying to be the best dad I can," Federer said.
"What's next? I want to actually wait and see a little bit. I don't want to have a million things to do right now. I want to be a good dad, a good husband, and be settled a little bit more and then decide, sort of the next mega project, if you like," Federer added.
Co-director Joe Sabia, known for his celebrity interviews '73 questions', commented that the emotions of those days took him by surprise: "I wasn't expecting him to be so nervous. It was really nerve-wracking watching him be so nerve-wracked because I'm just kind of there observing, not saying a thing, watching as a fly on the wall," he said.
Federer played his last match in a doubles with Rafa Nadal in the 2022 Laver Cup
Federer played his last match in a doubles with Rafa Nadal in the 2022 Laver Cup
With just a week left until the documentary's release, Federer expressed his happiness about sharing his feelings on screen: "It's not like I'm crying through 1.5 hours of the film, you know? It's a tough watch, but a good one," the former world No. 1 said.

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