Roger Federer: “If there is no 2003, there are no others”

In the wake of his very first press conference since his defeat at Wimbledon last year in the quarter-finals against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, Roger Federer still had a few media appointments on his agenda on Wednesday, before diving into his Wash Cup. A few interviews for foreign television, a round table with a handful of our British colleagues, then a meeting with The Teamthe only French media invited to meet him, in a private room behind the scenes of the O2 Arena.
Last week, the day after the announcement of his retirement, he asked us via the ATP if he could receive about fifteen copies of our titled edition “GOD SAVE THE KING”. This time, we brought him the one reproduced on photo paper and carefully framed. “Ah that’s nice, thank you very much! », he smiles. The media marathon since his arrival in the English capital is coming to an end. Is it comparable to that which follows a Grand Slam victory? “It’s similar, yes, we’re on solid ground, huh! » To get off the beaten track of traditional questions and answers, we then offer him a game: a series of statements that he is free to approve or not before commenting on them. Ready? Play!

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