Roger Federer‘s style of play and ability to self-manage have kept him in contention on the ATP Tour for many, many years. The Swiss international’s right knee problem has plagued him for the past two seasons.
The former ATP No. 1 was no longer able to play to his full potential after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2020. It was evident from the start of King’s return last year that he wasn’t in peak physical shape.
He has only played in 13 official matches in 2021, winning nine and losing four. He is 40 years old. For a tennis icon of his stature, his season’s best performances were a quarterfinal finish at Wimbledon and an eighth place finish at Roland Garros.
The 20-time Slam champion confirmed his plan to have knee surgery a few weeks after the championships. Roger is still working on his recovery and is anticipated to compete in the Laver Cup, which will be held in London from September 23-25.
Andy Roddick said on the ‘Kasich and Klepper’ podcast that he has always been envious of Federer.
The confession of Andy Roddick.
Since Roddick has only defeated the Swiss three times in 24 meetings, he admitted, “I’ve always been jealous of the ease with which Roger Federer runs his life”.
“When I play a practice match, I can’t even figure out how he plays. Tennis is his favorite topic of conversation, and he frequently cracks jokes about it. The fact that he is usually in a good mood is almost irritating to someone like me, who is always on edge.
Regardless, Roger is a stunning individual. In some people’s eyes, he assumes the role of a hero, which is understandable “Andy made a remark about this. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have surpassed the Swiss Open champion in the all-time Slam rankings. The record for the most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings was also taken away by the Serb.