DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15 minutes from his luxury apartment in this home-away-from-home.
After obliging a selfie request from someone on the street, Federer makes his way up to a second-story loft area and sits. He crosses his legs, kneads his right calf and winces.
Just started training. Im surprised I could walk the stairs as good as I have, Federer says with a laugh. My calves are, like, killing me. Just getting back into it. The shock on the body is, I dont want to say immense, every time, but Ive been on vacation for two weeks. The shock just hits you hard.