Roger Federer is ready for one of the most important moments of his career. The Swiss Maestro is in fact playing the grass-season, after it was not played the course of the year due to COVID-19. Roger was engaged in the ATP 500 in Halle, Germany, after his experience at Roland Garros 2021, but he was defeated in the second round by Felix Auger Aliassime in three sets, despite he won the first one.
In Paris Federer retired before the 4th round after a nearly four hour match against Domink Koepfer. These days, in some videos, Roger has enjoyed playing tennis using the two handed backhand. Roger is one of the last experts of one handed-backhand, one of the last points of conjunction with ancient tennis.
it is clear that, now in the final part of his career, Roger will not change much of his tennis, but it is not certain: the Swiss is always looking for a way to improve, year after year, shot after shot. Maybe, we could see Federer use the two handed-backhand, the last major provocation of his glorious career.
Roger Federer's last provocation: the two handed backhand?
Federer used this shot in training at both Roland Garros 2021 and Halle. Some time ago he said in an interview: "What kind of backhand would I recommend to a child? The two handed backhand."
It would be one of the last taboos that could fall, something completely unexpected until a year ago. Of course we are only talking about provocations and hypotheses.
After about two years of absence Roger Federer finally returns to his beloved grass.
The Swiss, after the sufficient proof offered at Roland Garros, returned to the court in the ATP 500 tournament in Halle, a tournament that he has won several times in the course of his career and which sees him again protagonist this week.
The Swiss champion beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka in the first round with the result of 7-6; 7-5. Roger appeared rusty in the first set, thanks to the lack of grass for a very long time but he grew at a distance and in the second set after failing a match point in the tenth game he took the decisive break for the victory in the twelfth game.