The Roger Federer-founded Laver Cup, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London from September 23 to 25, is anticipated to welcome Roger Federer back. The ATP in Basel, which is back on the calendar after the previous two editions were postponed due to the epidemic, will be where the former world number one finishes his extremely brief season.
Since Wimbledon 2021, his final match before undergoing another operation on his right knee, the Swiss superstar has not set foot on a soccer field. The Basel native, 40, managed to win nine of his 13 official matches last year while losing just four.
The King was surpassed in the all-time Grand Slam standings by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with the Serbian also shattering the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. The Maestro won’t be able to win any more majors in the future, barring dramatic and unusual twists.
John McEnroe provided a thorough analysis of Roger Federer‘s chances when speaking at Eurosport.
King Roger is praised by McEnroe
“Whenever Roger Federer isn’t competing at an event, we miss him. He is the most elegant and attractive player I have ever saw on a court.
Roger would be great to see as a fan, McEnroe told Eurosport. The seven-time Grand Slam champion prefers to see Federer in peak condition as opposed to attempting a comeback like Andy Murray, who has struggled to perform at his best after undergoing a career-saving hip operation in 2019.
I don’t want to see Roger at 80%, but if he wants to participate, we will be glad he is playing. It’s not simple, as we saw with (Andy) Murray. You want to watch the best players perform, remarked McEnroe.
Roger Federer is fluent in English, German, French, and Swiss German. His weak point is Spanish, though. And it was evident in one of his earlier interviews where the athlete simply could not contain his laughing every time the journalist spoke in Spanish.
The Swiss Maestro laughed and remarked, “This is tough, I tell you.” The same thing occurred when they tried again. Federer even attempted to divert himself by looking behind the reporter, but that also failed.
Can I close my eyes, he inquired? as well as that. It is difficult to comprehend that the same Roger Federer plays five-hour matches in front of a large crowd and maintains his composure at all times.