Roger Federer made his debut on the ATP circuit in 1998. Although knee injuries have limited him over the past two seasons, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has had a long career and countless accomplishments.
The Swiss phenom played just 13 official matches last year, recording nine wins and four losses. The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon were his best recent results, an extremely small feat for a great legend.
A few weeks after the championships, the former world No. 1 announced that he would undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months. Barring further hurdles, the 40-year-old from Basel will return to the Laver Cup.
The king will also compete at the ATP in Basel after the last two editions were canceled due to the pandemic. Interviewed on the Evening Standard, swimmer Adam Peaty revealed that he had always been a big fan of Roger.
Peaty on King Roger
“I’m inspired by all the great players, but Roger Federer is the one I think is the class, isn’t he?” said Adam Peaty. “The way he comes in, how he works, his attitude in the sport, he’s the kind of person you want to see him be, you get to your late 30s or early 40s and you’re still doing your sport, why not.
When asked for his two cents on the matter, the swimmer said that although swimming is a physically “brutal sport,” he would give it a shot. “It’s another 10 years or so and it’s a tough sport, especially the older you get but you find new ways,” PT said.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal put tennis on a high note. They have carried the name of the sport and brought great popularity. Moreover, their rivalry with each other has increased the motivation among the fans.
Djokovic in 2011 He won the US Open in 2011. The H2H series of players is in favor of the Serbian with a ratio of 27: 23. All of the ‘Big 3’ had 20 grand titles earlier this year. However, the tournament has now favored Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic’s quest to tie the score may end this year due to his vaccination status. He will not be allowed to enter America.