Roger Federer has become in effect, and has consolidated over the years, a face of aspiration and success for the whole world. A person that everyone has come to know for his successes both on and off the pitch. It is difficult for fans to forget the achievements of the Swiss champion in sport who, thanks to his incomparable style and the charisma that has distinguished him, was able to raise and relaunch, together with the help and talent of other great tennis players.
The 20 Slams won in his career (6 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 8 Wimbledon and 5 Us Open), as well as other important triumphs, have made him one of the most successful players in history together with the remaining two 'Big 3' Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
A palmarès that the now 40-year-old from Basel still wants to try to retouch, making official in recent weeks the decision to end the 2021 season, to have his right knee operated again and give himself another chance to get back super competitive in 2022.
But Roger Federer has distinguished himself as an entrepreneur and testimonial of important international brands, which have focused on him to dramatically increase profits. The former number one in the ATP ranking has relaunched the shares of On Running since 2019, when he joined the group, increasing online sales by over 200%.
Its 'endorsement', especially in terms of image, was the decisive turning point for the company, which also took advantage of the presence of 6500 stores in about 50 countries around the world.
Boris Becker speaks about Federer
Roger Federer revealed that a third surgery would force him out of the game for many months.
Even as fans and tennis experts ponder over the future of the 20-time Grand Slam winner, Boris Becker believes only Federer has the answer to whether he will ever be back. “Roger ended the year after his third operation on the same knee - at 40, it takes even longer to recover," Becker told Eurosport in an interview.
"Whether he will come back to the tour again is really a big question mark. Only he has the answer, only he has the solution." Boris Becker, who underwent surgeries on both his hips in 2014, hopes Federer will recover fully from his latest knee surgery as the Swiss, a father to four young children, has his whole life ahead of him.
“I wish him above all that he gets well again. That is the most important thing. The rest of his life is still ahead of him, and whether he plays tennis again or not is almost secondary," Becker continued. "He has already won so much and doesn't have to prove anything to anyone”.