Even when he is physically absent from a major tournament, Roger Federer inevitably finds himself as the talk of the town. Recently, the US Open 2020 organizers played a special video featuring the renowned Swiss star just before the ladies’ finals at Flushing Meadows.
The man has had a lot of influence on the tennis court and away from it. So, one must wonder why there isn’t a hagiography about him yet. Coming to the video, the former World number one had an interaction with critical care nurse Helen Richards.
It was largely a light-hearted conversation between the two. Richards confessed to Roger Federer that she was not a very good tennis player. Federer also had a confession, where he was not such a good nurse, especially to his children.
What else did Roger Federer and Helen Richards say?
According to Richards, when she was young, she always entertained the idea of becoming a nurse. Coming to the present, she revealed that there have been quite a few COVID-19 outbreaks in Melbourne.
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She counted herself lucky to have the opportunity to support her fellow staff. Richards also told Roger Federer that the Australian public health system is very well-funded.
For the moment, World Number four Roger Federer is recovering from two knee surgeries. The good news is that it appears that it won’t be long before he is fighting fit once again.
The Swiss tennis ace elected to sit out for the entire 2020 season, much to his fans’ disappointment. Luckily, he has now begun some light training to get back in the groove.
According to coach, Severin Luthi, the rehabilitation is going quite swimmingly. Of course, the days after the procedure are far from perfect, and there are days when things are better or worse.
In spite of this, Roger Federer is proving that he is an absolute trooper. Luthi confirmed that the Swiss star has commenced working alongside his fitness trainer Pierre Paganini.
Federer is taking baby steps towards his recovery, but his primary focus is on achieving full physical fitness. Hopefully, for his and everyone else’s sakes, he gets back in action soon, COVID-19 crisis notwithstanding.