Roger Federer dedicated this quarantine period to rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his right knee last February. The 38-year-old Swiss only took part in the Australian Open this year, where he reached the semifinals by giving in to three sets to future winner Novak Djokovic.
The former World number 1 then played a charity exhibition in Cape Town together with the eternal rival and friend Rafael Nadal, thanks to which the new record of spectators for a tennis match was established and more than 3.5 million dollars have been raised.
The Swiss Maestro is expected to remain on the tour for at least another year, with the stated goal of chasing the ninth seal at Wimbledon and the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics (postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus emergency).
In mid-June, the USTA is expected to announce the final decision on the conduct of the US Open, although New York City has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Roger Federer is a lot funnier
Roger Federer is without doubt one of the most talented players in tennis history.
The Swiss champion has been able to stand out for its behavior both on and off the pitch, so much so that it has become the most loved by fans not only for its style of play and its successes. However, people are often so attracted to Federer’s ability to forget everything else.
Tennis Channel has been hosting a show called ‘Coaching In the Bigs’ that is conducted by Paul Annacone. Paul invited Severin Luthi and he asked him to name 1 thing that the fans don’t know about Roger. “It’s tough, I mean there are a lot of things you could say.
He is a lot funnier than people think so that’s probably one thing. People always think of him as a great tennis player but he is also very funny,” he said. Luthi has been working with Roger since 2007. That is a long time, which is why he probably knows him best.