Roger Federer: “Our favorite wine is…”
After undergoing yet another operation on his right knee, Roger Federer hopes to return to the field at the end of the summer or the beginning of the fall. For the moment, his presence is confirmed at the Laver Cup – scheduled for the O2 Arena in London at the end of September – and at the ATP in Basel.
The last two years have not been easy for the King sportingly, having had to deal with a serious knee problem. Suffice to say that the Swiss champion has only played 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses.
The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon were his best results of the season, far too meager a booty for a legend of his caliber. Roger had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam rankings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
In a very long interview with ‘Caminada’, Federer touched on a myriad of topics. At one point in the conversation, he was asked to reveal his favorite wine.
Federer announced his return to the Laver Cup
“Our favorite wine is a 2009 Cos d’Estournel,” revealed Roger Federer.
“It was an emotional year, we got married and the girls were born. At that time I bought many cases of this Bordeaux. Currently I also really like the Italians Guado al Tasso, Sassicaia, Tignanello and d others. Mirka and I also like to drink champagne to celebrate special moments.”
Federer was also asked to recall the last time he got drunk. He revealed he was “nauseous for days” after consuming beatings following his win over Andre Agassi in the 2005 US Open final. “Well, that was probably in 2005, after my win over Andre Agassi at the US Open,” said the Swiss.
“We were on the way out, they said the bar was closing, so we ordered a few last drinks, after which I was nauseous for days. But actually, I never lose control, and the booze driving is not an option.” Asked about the sensitive subjects discussed with his children, such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“It’s hard to illustrate carefree joy when you’re depressed yourself. Mirka lost her homeland as a child when she came here from Slovakia with her family. She is extremely hurt by the misery of the refugees.”
However, he is highly unlikely to make his return to Wimbledon this year. However, he has already announced his return to this year’s Laver Cup in September.