German tennis star Alexander Zverev insists that he loves Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but stressed that they will not be active forever. Federer, 40, underwent two knee surgeries last year, but returned to the Tour last March.
Unfortunately, Federer announced a third knee surgery this month. On the other hand, Nadal also announced his retirement from the rest of the season as he is dealing with a persistent foot injury. Novak Djokovic is the only member of the Big Three to play at the US Open.
"We love them, but at some point Roger and Rafa have to retire. Some other tournaments showed that we have entertaining matches that people are looking forward to: Medvedev, Tsitsipas, myself, Rublev, Berrettini," Zverev said, according to Sasa Ozmo.
Federer has highlighted the positives of monetary
There is no doubt that the world of sports is completely dependent on money at the moment. The world is moving ahead with the help of money and so is sports. However, Roger Federer has highlighted the positives of monetary and technological advancements in this field.
He spoke mainly regarding the game and the advantage players will be having with their racquets and fitness. “Nowadays, because of the money as well, players have bigger teams, you take better care of yourself, travelling is getting easier than it used to be 20-30 years ago,” said Federer.
“So, I think we’re also going to see bigger players hitting bigger, and then I think there’s always going to be something in racket technology, and string technology that’s going to come, that’s going to give us more topspin, more control so that we can hit harder through the ball,” said Federer.
John McEnroe, for his part, believes such a situation will not make for pretty viewing considering Federer's status as a legend of the sport. "I just don’t want to see him out there where he’s — I experienced it myself, I know how frustrating it is," McEnroe said while speaking on ESPN.
"He’s way better than I ever was. You don’t want to see Roger Federer, if he’s 30 or 40 in the world. It’s tough watching Murray at the moment," McEnroe added. "I admire his tenacity. I feel for him, wanting to play so bad, go out on his terms, seemingly how difficult that is for him.
I hope he can get over the hump and be healthy. He’s 100 in the world right now. That’s not where Andy Murray should be."