Roger Federer has revealed a photo with the tennis legend that has been snubbed by fans after mistaking him for a rival during the day at the F1 Miami GP
ROGER FEDERER has ruled out commentating for the BBC at the next Wimbledon Championships.
The Swiss tennis maestro is expected to be honored by the Wimbledon greats after retiring from the sport last September.
The 41-year-old, who won eight men’s singles titles in SW19, will receive a special award on his return to Center Court in July this year.
But in an impromptu Q&A with fans on social media, Federer said he has “no plans to comment for TV this year”.
Federer – winner of 20 Grand Slam titles between 2003 and 2018 – misses the competitive aspect of a professional player.
But he says he’s excited for the chance to spend more time at home with his wife Mirka and their twin sets.
The Basel-born icon said: “In a crazy way I miss everything about it.
“For years I couldn’t even remember what day of the week it was – except that a tournament started on Monday and ended on Sunday.
“Actually, I sleep less. Before I had to sleep. Now the pressure is less, so I sleep less. Crazy, right?
“I find [my family] They miss all our trips but are happy to have a more regular schedule at home.
“Skiing with the family for the first time this winter was so much fun.”
Chatting on Twitter, Federer joked that his father often sends him YouTube clips of his best matches to remind him that he was once a decent tennis star.
A few weeks ago, at the Miami F1 GP, Federer accidentally got into a hilarious moment when Sir Jackie Stewart accosted him on the grid walk.
But the racing legend was mauled by security forces who failed to recognize the famous Scot.
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The former world No. 1 had a mix-up of his own at the same event – but this time with an unwitting photohunting fan.
Federer explained: “It happened in Formula 1 the other day.
“A man asked, ‘May I have a picture with you, sir? [Rafa] Nadal?’
“I told him I’m not Mr. Nadal. He apologized and left without taking a picture.”