Jacob Osborn

Roger Federer's Tennis Diet & Workout Plan | Man of Many

We’ve written about a lot of celebrity and athlete diets, and Federer’s might be the most liberal of them all. Put simply, the dude kind of eats whatever he wants. Yes, that entails plenty of healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, lean meats, and veggies, but it also makes room for waffles, pasta, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, and decadent dishes from around the world. Pretty much the opposite of vegan, Federer’s diet thrives on variety.

Roger Federer’s Diet Plan

  • Waffles – The tennis star gets his important day off to a sweet start with homemade waffles, topped with a fruit compote.
  • Fresh orange juice – It might be high in sugar, but it’s high in Vitamin C as well. Plus, it’s quite tasty.
  • Coffee – Waffles and coffee make for a combination too delicious to refuse.
  • Shot of vinegar – If you haven’t read about the reported benefits of apple cider vinegar, it’s time you started.
  • Breakfast

  • Energy bar –  When you expel as much energy as Roger Federer, you need the occasional protein bar.
  • Snack #1

  • Pasta – For the past 20 years, Federer has eaten pasta with a light sauce two hours before every match. Consider it one tradition that literally no one would argue with.
  • Lunch

  • Banana – During match play, Federer munches down on the occasional banana. A great source of carbs and potassium, it helps him maintain energy and ward off cramps.
  • Energy drink – Another way Federer sustains his energy during matches? With an energy drink, which gets absorbed by the body faster than solid food.
  • Snack #2

  • Italian cuisine – After a hard day’s work (which usually results in victory), the Swiss legend rewards himself by hitting up a quality restaurant. Italian staples like pasta and pizza are known to be some of Federer’s favorite foods.
  • Japanese cuisine – When he’s not feeling like Italian, the tennis star gets down with the sushi and izakaya.
  • Indian cuisine – A true man of the world, Federer is also a big fan of Indian food. There’s even a picture of him posing with a giant slab of naan bread floating around the Internet.
  • Swiss cuisine – When he’s in the mood for some hometown cooking, Federer consumes creamy Swiss dishes like fonduta and raclette, both of which involve melted cheese. Yum.
  • Any type of cuisine – You name it, odds are Federer’s tried it. And for that, we love him.
  • Wine or champagne – Federer is a veritable wine and champagne enthusiast, who goes extra hard on the alcohol when celebrating.
  • Dinner

  • Chocolate – As previously mentioned, chocolate is another one of Roger Federer’s favorite foods.
  • Ice Cream – Most people find ice cream impossible to resist and Federer is no exception. To quote him directly: “I like my treats.”
  • Dessert

    For the past 20 years, Federer and fitness coach Pierre Paganini have essentially perfected the art of tennis training. Being that tennis players need to retain top levels of strength, speed, balance, agility, and endurance, Paganini employs a multi-tiered regimen that leaves no skill set or muscle behind. That includes everything from racket drills to medicine ball tosses to everything and anything in between.

    Roger Federer’s Workout Plan

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