“I’m not training because I don’t see a reason to do it”

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The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer explained that he is not training because “right now” he does not see “a reason to do it” after the suspension of the entire circuit due to the coronavirus pandemic, he assured that he cannot conceive of returning to the competition with empty stages: “I can’t imagine it.”

Federer, number four in the world, shared a talk with the Brazilian extenista Gustavo Kuerte, collected by the Globoesporte newspaper, where he made it clear that he trusts that “the circuit will resume as it was before even if we have to wait a little longer for that to happen”he indicated.

“I’m not training at the moment because, to be honest, I don’t see a reason to do it,” said the Swiss, who underwent surgery on his right knee last February. “I am satisfied with my physical condition, but I think the recovery is still a long way off”added the 38-year-old.

At this point in my career, it’s mentally important to take advantage of this break after having played so much. I don’t miss the circuit very much. But that feeling will return when we get closer to the competition and have goals in training. There, I will be hyper motivated, “he admitted.

In addition, the Basel player said he cannot imagine competing “in an empty stadium.” “It is possible to play without an audience, but I think we could wait for the appropriate moment to return in the best conditions, with at least a third of the stadium full or half full,” said Federer, who has participated in the “Win Together” project, powered by ‘Guga’, which seeks to raise funds to help 35,000 Brazilian families at risk of exclusion.

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