Right now the whole tennis world is focused on Australia where the Australian Open 2022 is being played, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. In addition to the Novak Djokovic case that made a lot of noise and led to the dismissal of the number one seed, excluded after receiving a visa denial from the Australian government, another great absentee is the Swiss champion Roger Federer.
The twenty-time Grand Slam title winner has been battling constant injuries for two years and at 40 years old there are also doubts about his return to the tour at full strength. Last November Roger Federer spoke out after a new operation and even expressed his doubts about the possibility of returning to the courts, in particular to return to the courts to crown the last major Wimbledon tournament.
But now the news is as interesting as it is good. According to reports by the Swiss journalist from state television RTS, Arnaud Cerutti, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer trained last week in Dubai and would have tried to test his condition, even evaluating whether he could play a training set with members of the team.
of the. The source is important as he has always been very close to the Swiss champion and this can only make all fans of Roger and tennis in general smile. In 2021, the Swiss champion Roger Federer returned to the courts after months of absence.
The Swiss champion participated in tournaments and also returned at Wimbledon. Here, despite a non-optimal condition and obvious physical problems, he also managed to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament where he succumbed to the Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz, winner in three sets over a Roger in clear and obvious physical difficulties.
Davydenko pays tribute to Federer
Speaking on the latest episode of the Functional Tennis Podcast, Nikolay Davydenko declared Roger Federer to be the greatest tennis player of his generation. Davydenko drew attention to Federer’s mesmerizing forehand and serve in particular.
Those two attributes, along with his mentality and movement on the court, made him the clear favorite for the Russian. “The greatest tennis player of my generation is Roger Federer, for me,” Davydenko said. “Technically speaking, based on the forehand, his serve, his mentality on the court, the way he moves on the court.
He is the guy who showed the world how tennis can be improved. If Federer were still playing today in a fit condition against Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, I think he would still be winning Grand Slams,” Davydenko said.