After winning the Sydney championship to start the season, Roger Federer eventually advanced and finished in the top 10 in May after winning the inaugural Masters 1000 title in Hamburg. Roger lost ground in the months that followed after achieving his most significant career result outside of a Grand Slam, failing to triumph at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and losing his spot among the top players after a string of early exits.
The Swiss player gained some confidence after making it to the fourth round of the US Open before claiming his fourth ATP championship in Vienna in October, climbing back into the top 10, and entering the ATP Race To Shanghai. He is the top player in the world when he plays in Madrid.
On July 7, Roger overcame Marcelo Ros 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round to get off to a winning start. He was hoping to continue his strong play from Vienna and rack up more points in his quest to win the Masters Cup.
“I am in excellent shape with Shanghai, and it is wonderful to be back in the race. After defeating Vienna, I moved up from tenth to seventh. In addition, I’ve surpassed the eighth position I held after winning the title in Hamburg to be in the highest position of my career.
I am currently loving tennis since recently, I have struggled with a lack of confidence, issues on and off the court, and my friend’s passing. I have experienced challenging times, therefore I am glad that things are improving.
My victory over Xavier Malisse at the US Open, where I overcame a set deficit to take first place, was really beneficial. In the following round against Mirnyi, I didn’t play all that well, yet he disallowed me from the match. Although you don’t earn many career points there, the Davis Cup in Morocco was also really beneficial for my confidence because I played quite well.
He was unsure about how well he would play indoors, though.
Adam Peaty praises King Roger.
Adam Peaty, a swimmer who has won three Olympic gold medals, recently lauded Roger Federer. The 40-year-old, in the opinion of the Brit, is simple to look up to because of his “class” and longevity.
All the best players have influenced me, but Roger Federer is the one who I feel is just pure class, don’t you think? Adam Peaty stated. “He’s someone you want to look up to because of the way he conducts himself, how he performs, and his approach toward the sport. If you’re still playing sports in your late 30s or early 40s, why not?”