Roger Federer took his first tennis step at 3 o’clock, bumping into various objects in his backyard and enjoying the sport more and more. In 1993, Roger became the U12 national champion in Lucerne, focusing solely on tennis and leaving football, but he liked to play it.
Meanwhile, Roger trained at the Old Boys Tennis Club in Basel’s home, where he met Peter Carter and made great friends with the coach who taught him a lot. At the end of 1994, the young Federer began thinking about moving to the National Tennis Center in Ecublens on Lake Geneva, where he went there the following year and began working with Pierre Paganini.
The latter is still one of the most influential figures behind his success. Federer was the youngest player in the Ecublens training group, did not speak French and had no friends. Little by little, it all changed, and Roger became a great friend of his family, Vincent Christinet, and felt much better and began to show it in court.
Roger Federer had a hard time accommodating in the National Tennis Center.
“When I was 13, my parents asked me if I wanted to go to the National Tennis Center. First I said no because I wanted to stay home. Then I saw the tape six months or a year later, and suddenly I was interested.
I told the media that I was very interested in going there and training. My parents read it and we started talking about it and saw the good and the bad. I went to play there, and they thought I had some talent, so they took me.
It was almost my decision to go there. My parents helped me make a few choices. Initially, I was very lonely there. The first six months were very difficult because I was from a German-speaking country in Switzerland and didn’t speak French or for that reason I didn’t have any friends there.
I was a very nice family, but the first few months were unsuccessful. Then I got to know all the players and coaches and learned the language. It helped me. It’s still useful. I can speak three languages perfectly, “said Roger Federer.
– Tennis Sports
Roger Federer reveals-“I was pretty lonely at the National Tennis Center”
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