Have you always wanted to know how Roger Federer works in training? Well, his training partner Thomas Fabbiano delivers a few samples in the “Gazzetto dello Sport”. It quickly becomes clear that the 39-year-old is still having a lot of fun.
Especially when his children are there too. Fabbiano tells an episode of training together in Dubai in mid-March. The Italian was on the court with Federer for two days. «Roger is also a very good father. His boys trained right next to our court with their grandmother Lynette, ”reveals Fabbiano. “And sometimes they made fun of him when he made unforced mistakes. It was very funny. “
The twins Leo and Lenny are apparently slowly developing into tennis experts. Last year, the two almost seven-year-olds, like their sisters Myla and Charlene (both 11), attended a tennis camp in Valais. And now, practice side by side with dad.
“Roger was so relaxed, he’s magical”
The mood is relaxed, even if Federer is actually considered a secret training world champion and works hard for his return to the top. “Roger was so relaxed,” reveals Fabbiano. «It’s magical. He loves tennis so much. He has won everything and now just wants to enjoy it for himself. “
After the comeback in Doha, the 20-time Grand Slam winner has, as is well known, withdrawn, canceled in Dubai and Miami. He wants to be back by the beginning of the lawn season at the latest. But probably before that.
“He will play on sand”
“Roger has confirmed to me that he wants to play on clay because it will be important for his preparation,” reveals Fabbiano. But Federer didn’t know at the time exactly where that would be the case. (sme)