While the future of the Spanish football league is clearing up with the announcement of its return in the week of June 8, tennis will continue stopped at least until the month of August due to the incidence of the coronavirus pandemic. After many weeks of hiatus, some tennis players like Rafa Nadal have started working in the last hours or days, but others like Roger Federer have not yet decided to take that step.
The veteran Swiss tennis player recognized, throughout a videoconference with the former tennis player Gustavo Kuerten that with the tournaments still far away he does not find the motivation to retrain.
«The truth is that I am not training because, to be honest, I don't see a reason to do it right now . I am physically well and I think it will be a long time before we compete again. It is important for me to take a good rest now, I don't miss tennis as much although when we are close to coming back and I have a goal to train, I will be super motivated ", explained Federer.
«Since I had surgery in 2016, I had not spent five weeks in a row at home. It has been a great moment for the whole family we have been lucky to be healthy and that our family and friends are well. Sometimes we go crazy being home together for so long, but that's normal, "he added.
" I hope we never play without an audience "
The former world number 1 referred to the possible return of the competition, in which it could be played without an audience: «I can't imagine competing in an empty stadium, I can't do it and I hope it will never happen. As much as there are no people when we train, competing is very different. It is clear that the possibility is feasible, but I think we could wait for the appropriate moment to return in the best conditions, with at least a third of the stadium full or halfway through. It would be very difficult for me to play big tournaments behind closed doors, "he explained.