Roger Federer hints at shock post-tennis career move: 'Never do that'

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Roger Federer (pictured left) poses with his wife Mirka and (pictured right) Federer speaking at a Wimbledon ceremony.
Roger Federer (pictured left with his wife Mirka) said he might try commentary in the future after he retires from tennis at the Laver Cup this weekend. (Getty Images)

Roger Federer has made the candid admission he could see himself as a commentator in the future as he prepares for life after his pro tennis career.

Federer will play his final pro event this weekend as he is farewelled at the Laver Cup, alongside greats Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

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The 41-year-old announced his retirement last week after admitting his body hadn't recovered as hoped after knee surgery.

Federer also stunned fans when he said he wouldn't play singles, but a one doubles event at the Laver Cup in London.

However, the Swiss maestro has also offered fans a glimpse into what the future holds for him.

Speaking at a round table to Swiss reporters, Federer was asked what he would do after putting down the racquet.

And Federer said he had a recent realisation that he could see himself in the commentary box.

"I never thought I would say this," Federer said, according to reporter Simon Graf.

"But six months ago, I suddenly thought commentating on tennis someday. Who knows.

"Although I always said I would never do that.

"But to commentate on some matches at Wimbledon..."

The 41-year-old hadn't played a game of tennis since his quarter-final ext at Wimbledon in 2021.

Federer also claimed he made his decision to retire after Wimbledon this year when his injury wasn't healing as expected.

"The knee wasn't progressing anymore. I asked myself 'What's the point?'" he said.

We had been on thin ice for a long time.

"I know it's the right decision, the only good decision."

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The 41-year-old called time on his career last week after admitting his body had finally told him he couldn't go on and play competitively at the Basel Open.

Federer's fitness coach then sparked concern when he claimed the maestro may not be fit enough to play in his farewell tournament at all.

The beloved tennis champion allayed fears that hew would't be competing at his farewell tournament.

However, Federer said he would only being playing one doubles event at the Laver Cup.

I'm happy and surprised at how good my shots are. But I won't be able to play singles, that was pretty clear beforehand," he told Swiss publication NZZ.

Roger Federer (pictured) speaking to Jim Courier at the Australian Open.
Roger Federer (pictured) suggested he could see himself doing commentary at Wimbledon after he retires from tennis. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

"That's why it was no longer an option to compete at the Swiss Indoors at the end of October.

"I guess I'll play doubles here on Friday night and that's it."

And in a move that excited fans, Federer hinted that he would be teaming up with Rafa Nadal again in his swan song.

"Maybe I can play doubles with Rafa, that would be an absolute dream," Federer told Swiss broadcaster SRF.

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