Roger Federer reveals fan snubbed photo with tennis legend after confusing him for rival during day at F1 Miami GP
ROGER FEDERER has ruled out commentating for the BBC during the next Wimbledon Championships.
The Swiss tennis maestro is set to be honoured by Wimbledon bigwigs following his retirement from the sport last September.
A fan snubbed a selfie with Roger Federer after mistaking him for Rafa NadalGetty Images – Getty
The 41-year-old – who won eight men’s singles titles at SW19 – will receive a special presentation when he returns to Centre Court this July.
Yet in a spontaneous Q&A with fans on social media, Federer said he has “no plans to commentate this year” for television.
Federer – winner of 20 Grand Slam titles between 2003 and 2018 – misses the competitive side of being a professional player.
But he says he is relishing the chance to spend more time at home with his wife Mirka and their two sets of twins.
The Basel-born icon said: “In a crazy way, I miss everything about it.
“For years of my life, I didn’t even remember what day of the week it was – other than Monday was the start of a tournament and Sunday was the end.
“I sleep less actually. Before I HAD to get my sleep. Now there’s less pressure to – so I end up sleeping less. Weird, right?
“I think [my family] miss all of our travels but they’re happy to have a more consistent routine at home.
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“Skiing with the family this winter for the first time was so much fun.”
In the Twitter chat, Federer joked that his dad often sends him YouTube clips of his best matches to remind him that he was once a decent tennis ace.
A few weeks ago, Federer was inadvertently caught up in a hilarious moment at the F1 Miami GP when he was approached by Sir Jackie Stewart on the grid walk.
But the racing legend was manhandled by security staff who hadn’t recognised the famous Scotsman.
The funny incident took place while Federer attended the Miami Grand PrixGetty
The former world No1 had his own mix-up at the same event – but this time with an ignorant photograph-hunting fan.
Federer explained: “It happened the other day at the Formula 1.
“A guy asked: ‘Can I have a picture with you Mr [Rafa] Nadal?’
“I told him I wasn’t Mr Nadal. He apologised and left without taking a picture.”