Roger Federer also sees a golden future for Italian tennis

The convalescent ex-number one spoke at the ATP Finals in Turin Roger Federer about the great prospects for Italian tennis.


last edit: Nov 24, 2021, 04:43 pm

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Roger Federer sees a bright future for Italian tennis

Although Roger Federer could not be a player at the ATP Finals this season for known reasons, the former world number one at least got involved in an interview for Sky Sport Italia via video conference. In a conversation with Paolo Lorenzi and Ivan Ljubicic, the Confederate put his assessments on the future of Italian tennis on record – and the “maestro” sees them as more than rosy, to put it mildly.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was particularly impressed by Matteo Berrettini, currently seventh in the world rankings: “When I watched his matches recently, I realized how much Berrettini had already consolidated into the top 10. In the past it was a surprise, it is no longer. He has to go on like this, then I see a great future for him. “

“It’s a fantastic time for Italian tennis”

He has been taking part in Grand Slam tournaments for a number of years now, and of course there would still be big names like ‘Nole’ and Nadal, but “there will slowly be room for newcomers like him, Sinner or Musetti. I hope they can still improve in the next few years. “

And in addition to the established top 50 and top 100 people like Lorenzo Sonego or Gianluca Mager, Federer is also thinking of the big old hand in the Italian ranks: “Don’t forget Fognini either – it’s a fantastic time for the Italian Tennis.”


11/24/2021, 5:20 pm

last edit: Nov 24, 2021, 04:43 pm

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