Roger Federer: 'We need to sit down together in a room and...'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 5089
The growth path of former world number one Andy Murray continues. The British tennis player has been working hard for months now to try to recover the best possible condition and try to return 'among the greats' of world tennis.
Fresh from good performances both at the US Open (beyond the result) and in Metz, the tennis player is now engaged in the ATP tournament in San Diego where in the night he will face the Top Ten Casper Ruud, an athlete in constant ascent.
Ruud was recently the protagonist of the Laver Cup 2021, a competition that ended a few days ago that saw Team Europe clearly beat the Rest of the World with an incredible result of 14 to 1. During a recent interview, reported by colleagues from Tennis 365 , Murray said that for 2022 he would like to participate for the first time in his career in the Laver Cup, a competition where Europe and the Rest of the World compete against each other and which features most of the best athletes on the circuit.
Murray said that before he can participate he obviously has to improve his ranking in order to fulfill his dream, but in reality this is not the case. The coach of each national team has the possibility to choose 3 athletes in spite of the classification and maybe, if in good physical condition, next year Murray could be among the protagonists, perhaps in the team together with the other 3 members of the 'Fab Four', or Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
This year none of the four of them attended the event, but there is a lot of anticipation for 2022, what could turn out to be the last year of Roger Federer's career (there is no announcement, but it appears possible) and Rafael Nadal himself a few days ago published an Instagram Stories where he publicly asked Roger Federer for a doubles match together during the Laver Cup.
Federer last played at the Wimbledon Championships
Roger Federer recently spoke to Jonathan Heaf of the GQ Magazine on a variety of topics, including Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu's struggles on the big stage, the dominance of the Big 3, and Rafael Nadal's sleeveless tops.
"Yes, I think so (that there is too much pressure)," Federer said. "I was following Emma Raducanu's incredible run in Wimbledon and also Naomi Osaka these last few years – it's been amazing, both of their stories. But it hurts when you see what happens and when they don't feel well." Roger Federer suggested that players, journalists and tournament organizers should all come together and find a middle ground on how press conferences can be tailored to suit everyone's needs.
"I think players, the tournaments, journalists, we need to sit down together in a room and go, 'OK, what would work for you and what works for us...' . We need a revolution," Federer continued. "Or at least an evolution of where we are today. I think we do need to help, coach and mentor the younger generation more."