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Andy Roddick: “I’ve always been jealous of Roger Federer”

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Andy Roddick admitted that he was always jealous of Roger Federer. The American, who has only won three challenges against the Swiss Maestro in 24 head-to-head matches, explained: “I have always been envious of the ease with which Roger Federer manages his life.

I can’t get his approach even when I play a training match. He laughs and jokes, he really likes what revolves around tennis. He is always relaxed and in a good mood, which is almost annoying for someone like me who is often stressed.

Either way, Roger is a beautiful person. I am not surprised that, in the eyes of some, he takes the form of a hero.” The Basel Master was overtaken by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam standings.

The Serbian also snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP ranking.

Roger Federer’s come back
Roger Federer has remained competitive on the ATP Tour for many years, thanks to his style of play and his ability to manage.

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The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for the Swiss, who had to deal with a serious right knee injury. After reaching the semi-final at the Australian Open in 2020, the former ATP number 1 was no longer able to play as he would have liked.

The King tried a timid comeback last year, but it seemed clear right away how far he was from the best condition. The 40-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses. The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, a far too meager booty for a legend of his caliber.

A few weeks after the Championships, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his decision to have his knee operated on again. Roger is still undergoing rehabilitation and is expected to return to the Laver Cup, scheduled in London from 23 to 25 September.