Roger Federer Retirement: Federer Says He Has No Plans On Coaching After Playing Career Ends [VIDEO]

Greg Archuleta
By Greg Archuleta ( @GeigaSr
on Jan 02, 2014 08:10 AM EST
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the second set of his men's singles tennis match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (Photo : Reuters)

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

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."

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