Roger Federer Is So Relaxed In Cincinnati, He All But Forgot He Had A Match Tuesday Night
by Tom Gainey | August 19th, 2015, 4:12 pm
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When you are 34, a 17-time Grand Slam champion with four kids and wife, sometimes tennis takes a backseat, even at tournaments.

Last night after a 64, 64 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut, Roger Federer admitted that for some moments during the day he forgot he had a match in the evening!

“For most of the day I was not even aware,” Federer said of his Tuesday evening match against the Spaniard. “I mean, I knew I had a match tonight, but I was just wandering around doing stuff with my wife and my kids. I looked at the watch and I was like, ‘Oh, I play in a three or four hours’. I better get over there and get warmed up. It’s been a while since I’ve had a match.

“I can switch it on very quickly. I only need literally like 10 minutes to really get ready for the match. Another guy needs to sit there for two hours and think about the match.”

Federer has won Cincinnati six times over his career including last year when he beat David Ferrer in the final.

Federer returns Thursday to face the Kevin Anderson-Jack Sock winner.


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16 Comments for Roger Federer Is So Relaxed In Cincinnati, He All But Forgot He Had A Match Tuesday Night

Humble Rafa Says:

Total lack of professionalism.


Jock-KatH Says:

My goodness.


Ben Pronin Says:

Living the dream.


Markus Says:

Another cringe moment for me reading the latest comment from Roger.


elina Says:

If Roger can forget he has a match to play then perhaps it is not too much of a stretch that he’s simply forgotten just how good he was ten years ago.

The comment on turning on a switch compared to others is classic Roger betterer than everer.


Jock-KatH Says:

Hi Elena

Excuse me for forgetting – but I’m thinking your husband is Scottish – just trying to place you in my not-long-ago introduction into TX….


Jock-KatH Says:

Sorri – spelling is Elina (apologies – is lateish – off to bed).


Skeezer Says:

Roger is a Stud. Relaxed during the day with the Fam, then winning another ATP match later on, adding another notch to his Tennis greatness.


Humble Rafa Says:

Roger is a Stud. Relaxed during the day with the Fam, then winning another ATP match later on, adding another notch to his Tennis greatness

Spread the myth. I hug uncle Toni 3 straight hours before any match because I am not cool.


Eric Says:

He didn’t “forget.” What a silly headline…


Okiegal Says:

By some people’s estimation, he’s a liar???

I agree with Eric on this one……he didn’t
forget he was playing a match that night. Now I’m wondering if he really thinks he is better than he was 10 years ago…… LOL


jane Says:

fed’s never had issues versus anderson the 3 times they’ve played, but kevin is playing well this year. fed better snap out of relaxation mode. ha ha.


Giles Says:

Can’t believe what I am reading. Is he having several senior moments? Sounds like it. 😜


Margot Says:

^ unintentionally very funny.


calmdownplease Says:

Oh, Roger is SO relaxed.
He just doesn’t care at all.
Well, thank goodness for that.
As it means when the end does (finally!) come, he’ll handle very well indeed
Right?
Because he is SO relaxed
and doesn’t really care.
hehehehe

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