In 1998, Roger Federer made his ATP circuit debut. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has had a very long career and has taken many victories, despite a knee ailment that has severely restricted him the last two seasons.
The Swiss superstar only participated in 13 official games last year, winning nine and losing four. His greatest season achievements were the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the round of 16 at Roland Garros, a pitiful haul for a legend of his stature.
The former world number one made the announcement that he will need surgery for the third time in 18 months a few weeks after the Championships. The 40-year-old Basel player will compete in the Laver Cup, which will be held at London’s O2 Arena from September 23–25, barring any additional setbacks.
The King will also participate in the ATP in Basel, which is back on the schedule after the epidemic forced the cancellation of the previous two years. Swimmer Adam Peaty confessed that he has always been a tremendous fan of Roger during an interview with the Evening Standard.
On King Roger, Peaty
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?”
The top swimmer responded that he would give it a chance despite swimming being a “tough sport” physically when asked for his opinion. Peaty said, “That’s another 10 years or more and it’s a hard sport especially as you grow older but you find new methods don’t you.
Tennis has been elevated thanks to players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic. They have upheld the sport’s name and greatly increased its appeal. Additionally, the fans’ enthusiasm has only grown as a result of their rivalry.
In 2011, Djokovic went on to win the US Open. The players’ head-to-head record favors the Serb by a ratio of 27:23. The “Big 3” had a combined total of 20 grand slam victories before the start of this year. Rafael Nadal, a tennis legend from Spain, is presently ahead in the race.
Djokovic‘s quest to tie the game could come to an end this year due to his lack of vaccinations. He can no longer enter the US as a result.