On Sunday, Roger Federer was named the best Swiss athlete of the last 70 years at a ceremony in Zurich. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the celebration, the Swiss phenomenon, which has not played an official tournament since the Australian Open last January, admitted that its participation in the Happy Slam in 2021 (also in the case of a tournament receipt.
in February). The former world number 1 has confided that he is not 100% in shape yet and that his main goals in 2021 will be Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open. “My hope was to be 100% by October, but I’m not yet today.
It will be difficult to make it to the Australian Open. I would like to continue in the recovery process, but at the same time I am satisfied with my progress ”- Roger told SRF microphones. It goes without saying that these words traveled around the world in a short time and put the countless fans of the 20-time Grand Slam champion in despair.
Interviewed by Sky Sports for the past few days, ATP number 59 Frances Tiafoe wanted to praise the greatness of the Basel legend.
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Frances Tiafoe claimed the 20-time Grand Slam champion was a “perfect person,” but even someone like him has critics – which suggests that there is simply no victory against some people.
“Real realizes real,” said Tiafoe. “Roger Federer is the most perfect guy in the world to me and I bet some people don’t like him. You can’t please everyone and you move with that energy. You do things that are right and these people do things that are right and who can sleep well at night if they know that.
Some people will love it, others will hate it, just swallow it. “Roger Federer has also left his participation in the upcoming Australian Open in doubt by suggesting that it will be a close race so he will be ready in time for the Melbourne event.
The 20-time slam champion added that his focus will be on key events in the second half of the season – Wimbledon, the US Open and the Tokyo Olympics. According to a translation by the Swiss media company SRF, Federer expressed his disappointment that he is not yet 100% fit before claiming that he is satisfied with his progress so far.
“I would have hoped that I would be 100% by October. But I’m not yet today. It’s going to be close for the Australian Open. I wish I was through, but at the same time I’m happy with where I am. ” I’m at the moment, “said Roger Federer.