When Federer and Safin were becoming stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were among the finest young players in the world. Marat was knocked out in the first round of Miami 2003 by Davide Sanguinetti, while Roger started the tournament on a winning note by defeating Luis Horna 6-2, 7-5.
One hour and twenty-one minutes later When questioned about famous rivalries and contests after the match, Roger recalled his goal of playing against Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. One of the greatest triumphs of his career came in the fourth round of the 2001 tournament, when the kid overcame a seven-time winner in five thrilling sets.
As well as appreciating Pete, Roger also mentioned Marat Safin, adding that he likes competing against the Russian and that he thinks he is a kind man in real life. Safin beat Roger Federer for the first time in Moscow in late 2002, winning the Russian in the final of the Hamburg Masters 1000 tournament for his maiden victory at the highest level.
“There is no reason for me to play Pete Sampras again, since I previously did it at Wimbledon. Marat Safin, though, is a fun opponent to play against because of his personable nature off the court. As a group, we had a great experience.
The more matches you win, the more confident you will be in your ability to perform at a high level. It alters your entire mental approach to the game because you suddenly believe you can score more goals and perform better in the crucial moments.
The beginning of the year was excellent for me once again.”
Playing next year is King Roger’s plan
During Roger Federer’s 23-year run at Wimbledon on grass, his absence from that year’s tournament marked the end of that run.
“This year’s Wimbledon tournament is weird since I will not be able to participate. Since 1998, I have been a regular there “The 20-time Grand Slam winner made the comment. “However, it is also a time to take things easy and relax more. The coronavirus has already caused me to spend more time in one location, which has been a welcome change after being on the road for so long.
It allowed me to be more picky in my travel plans. to return a favor In the past, I had a lot of visitors, but today I am able to reverse that trend “again, she retorted.