Unfortunately, Roger Federer, now the world’s fifth-largest, has revealed that he has not participated in the new edition of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The last few months of physical preparation after two surgeries on the right knee were not enough.
It is the first time since 1999 that the Basel phenomenon has not been seen in the main draw of the first Grand Slam of the season. In that edition, a very young Federer lost in the first round of qualifying with the Frenchman Olivier Delight.
Roger has a record of 102 wins and 15 losses in Melbourne. This included six wins and the 2009 final, losing to Rafael Nadal. The Swiss, who turned professional in 1998, are one of the most experienced players on the circuit and are certainly the most successful to date.
Roger, the protagonist of numerous challenges to his great rival and friend Rafael Nadal, was able to overcome him 16 times out of 40 games. His latest victory was Switzerland’s four-set win in the 2019 Wimbledon Semifinals.
In a recent exchange between Peter Psartis and Todd Woodbridge on the Wide World of Sports, former Australian player Sam Grote talks about “his two special memories” that took over Federer. Did.
Gross talks about Roger Federer
“It’s Touch and Finesse that Roger Federer shows more than the other two names I mentioned (Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic),” said Sam Grote.
“That’s why people like to see him so much. He’s a little sensitive about what he does. Don’t underestimate the level of strength he brings,” Gross added. “When you think of the intensity on the tennis court, you think of Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer’s bringing it to court is another strength. ” Sam Grote recalled his third round meeting with Federer at Wimbledon 2015 and specifically mentioned Federer’s ability to regain his composure after losing the third set.
“At Wimbledon, I was able to take the set. You stick to them (Big 3) for an hour or so, you can probably sneak one (set).” Said Gross. “As soon as the fourth set started, Roger’s levels were exactly the same again ..
Fans really want Federer’s fairy tale to last as long as possible. Whenever he returns to the tour, those moments are cherished.
His Grand Slam record is under threat, but winning another title at the prestigious Wimbledon is monumental. Many would agree that tennis would certainly lose property the day he said goodbye.
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“Roger Federer is a little sensitive about his work,” says a former star.
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Roger_Federer/93858/-roger-federer-has-that-little-bit-of-delicacy-about-what-he-does-says-former-star/ “Roger Federer is a little sensitive about his work,” says a former star.