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“It’s Not Necessary to Hit For Him” – Roger Federer’s Coach Confident of Federer’s Return

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After nearly two months of being confined at their home due to the novel coronavirus, professional tennis players are finally able to return to practice most parts of the world. However, unlike his fellow professionals, Roger Federer has still not hit the practice courts.

 

 
Federer had already decided to make a stop to undergo knee surgery before the coronavirus shutdown. Consequently, the Swiss maestro has not played tennis since his semifinal defeat against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2020 in January.

There is no stress for Roger Federer to practice
However, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has now recovered from his injury and is fit to start training again. But his coach Severin Luthi believes that his pupil does not need to worry about hitting the balls. Luthi is confident that Federer will be ready to compete once the tour resumes.

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“We try to stay in touch, see if there is some news and I think for him it’s not necessary for him to be worried about hitting balls too much. You saw maybe on social media, he was hitting balls against the wall with the volleying challenge. He does that for fun. It’s not necessary to really hit for him,” Severin Luthi told Tennis Channel.

Roger Federer with coach snap

“He is also coming back from knee surgery. At the moment, there is no stress really to feel the pressure that you have to practice a lot. I think if the tournaments should start again, there’s gonna be enough time,” he added.

Earlier, Federer also revealed that he’s not yet practicing as he doesn’t see the end goal and doesn’t know when the tour will resume. Like the vast majority of the human race, Federer is also spending some quality time with his family while staying indoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

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However, the 38-year-old is in the last years of his professional career and he would be hoping to play tennis as much as possible. We hope that we are able to watch Federer on the court soon.

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Rafa Nadal and I have had our differences, but he’s an absolute champion,’ says Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios admits that he and Rafa Nadal have ‘had their differences’ over the years but he can’t help but admire his achievements.

Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros earlier this month to draw level with Roger Federer in the history books.

Kyrgios has a bit of a storied past when it comes to spats with Nadal, who he once branded ‘super salty’ whilst accusing him of being a bad loser.

Even he, though, can’t deny the Spaniard has achieved something special.

“I wasn’t surprised when I saw Rafa Nadal pretty much easing his way through the draw at the French Open,” Kyrgios told Courtside Huddle.

“That’s his backyard, he loves playing there and he has only lost two matches in his entire career.

“Honestly, in my opinion I don’t think we are going to see anything like that ever again.

“Somebody so dominant on a surface he’s right there with the greatest of all time. You can argue that he is the greatest.’

“You look at Federer, he’s the most dominant player of all time, but in this era it’s actually Rafa. It’s a debate you can have.”

“We had our differences when we played each other. We’re fiery, we’re competitors and are going to go after each other.

“But at the same time I am not going to take anything away from him . He’s an absolute champion and 20 Grand Slam is ridiculous and I don’t think we are ever going to see that again.”

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