Roger Federer’s last year and a half in tennis was really very difficult. The Swiss champion, winner of twenty Grand Slam titles, after the semifinal of the 2020 Australian Open, was forced to undergo a double surgery that, together with the pandemic, forced him to end the year well in advance.
After an absence of more than thirteen months, the Swiss legend made his return to the circuit at the end of March, but never appeared in excellent condition. This year he participated in Roland Garros, a tournament where despite everything he reached the round of 16 but withdrew before the end of the tournament to preserve his condition.
His target was Wimbledon and Roger, at least in the first matches, looked in good shape but ultimately had to surrender in the quarterfinals where he collapsed in three sets by Pole Hubert Hurkacz. Federer recently resigned from the Tokyo Olympics and announced that he will soon undergo a third surgery.
All this news has worried Roger fans and there are those who, among the most pessimistic, even think that we will never see the Swiss champion again.
Andy Murray on Roger Federer
Ahead of his official US Open debut, former world number one Andy Murray spoke about Roger Federer as follows: “I spoke to people who played with Federer at 17 and they weren’t expecting him to do his best.
Rafa was different, from a very young age he was special and managed to give the best of himself by winning Grand Slams. As for Novak, he was complete and solid, but I don’t think anyone believed that Djokovic would reach 20 Slam.
He is the best returner of all time and over the years he has had several advances in service, he has a flexibility that was not common to any other player ”. Andy Murray will make his Flushing Meadows debut tonight in a tough game against the tournament’s number three seed, Greek champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.