Queen of Diamonds (xdecadentx) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Roger Federer calls for media and tournament changes regarding mental health



In an interview with GQ (pre USO), Federer was asked about what happened to Raducanu at Wimbledon.

- He brought up how Osaka was also affected
- Says social media plays a big role in the stress on young players


"I think players, the tournaments, journalists, we need to sit down together in a room and go, “OK, what would work for you and what works for us...” We need a revolution. Or at least an evolution of where we are today. I think we do need to help, coach and mentor the younger generation more. I can’t imagine going through the beginning of my career with social media; I have no clue how I would have handled it. For every ten nice comments there’s always one negative comment and, of course, that is the one you focus on. It’s a horrible situation. Even when I am feeling down I know I need to act a certain way in front of the world’s press. We need to remember that tennis players are athletes and professionals, but we are also human too."

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