Roger Federer opens up on retirement dream involving Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer has admitted he would love to coach at the Rafa Nadal Academy once his career is over – and even wants his kids to enrol there.

At 38 years of age, Federer is now more than ever facing questions about whether he has given much thought to retirement.

Time and time again, the Swiss tennis star has indicated that he still feels as though he can compete for several more years the top level.

That has once again been evident this year, highlighted by an enthralling run at Wimbledon which saw him reach his 12th final at SW19.

His recent win at the Swiss Indoors was his fourth ATP title of the year, matching Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s tally for the season.

Still, Federer has begun planning for life after tennis with one of his biggest investments being his agency Team8.

Through that, Federer was able to put together the pieces to start up the Laver Cup – which has proven a huge success with fans and players across the world.

His long-time rival Nadal has taken a slightly different route in creating an academy back in Mallorca.

And Federer has admitted that he would love to have the opportunity to one day coach there alongside Nadal, along with his two sets of twins.

“I am happy to have gotten such a positive feedback at the Laver Cup,” he told Schweizer Illustrierte.

“It takes time before it gains tradition.

“But it has been very interesting for me.

“Of course there are ideas for the next period, I would like to teach younger players.

“Why not in the Rafa Nadal Academy?

“If one day my children will want to play tennis, I will definitely send them there.

“What Rafa does is unique and important.

“It would make sense to me. Or Building something by myself or helping Swiss tennis.”


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