Roger Federer Retirement: Federer Says He Has No Plans On Coaching After Playing Career Ends [VIDEO]
The old adage, "Those who can't do teach," obviously does not apply to Roger Federer.
Federer, the former world's No. 1 tennis player, told reporters at the Brisbane International that he doesn't plan to become a coach, according to tennis.si.com.
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The 32-year-old Federer hired another former No. 1 player to help him with his career in Stefan Edberg. When asked whether he had an interested in sharing his knowledge with a future player, Federer said no in his usual refined manner.
"I don't think [Ivan] Lendl or [Stefan] Edberg or [Boris] Becker or all those guys, they didn't think of [coaching] either," Federer told reporters at the Brisbane International. "Me the same. I see myself more helping kids and all that stuff, which everybody sees themselves doing.
"Who knows what happens in five, ten, twenty years? My experience I have as a tennis player, that will never go away. That's why it'll probably always be interesting to some degree to work with someone who achieved being world No. 1 or winning Grand Slams and winning so many tournaments and going on winning streaks and facing the media and doing all these things. I learned by doing, and that can always be interesting for someone. But I don't see myself as a coach, no."
Federer, who has confirmed that he has no desire to retire any time soon, did say he thought Becker's return as coach of current No. 2 player Novak Djokovic was great for the game.
"I didn't think he wanted to become a coach," Federer said of Becker. "I didn't to see him back on tour, so that was a bit of a surprise. But then again, I'm happy seeing former greats and legends excited to be doing such a job and wanting to help the next generations. To bring them back into the game, I think it's a good thing."