Roger Federer: 'That was clearly a huge moment for me'

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Roger Federer: 'That was clearly a huge moment for me'

We echoed this a few weeks ago and it is already a reality. Feliciano López is in a position to establish three historical and memorable records in world tennis and one of them will materialize in this ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2021.

The Spanish player will appear in the final draw of a Masters 1000 by 139th in his career professional, which helps him to overcome the 138 appearances of Roger Federer and be at the forefront of this classification alone.

Federer ended his 2021 after Wimbledon

Post his Wimbledon victory, the world no.1 said that none of the three would stop winning slams when asked about him tying the record with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Talking about the comment made by the Serb, Federer mentioned in a recent interview that Djokovic’s 2021 season has been phenomenal and looks forward to see how their careers continue.

“Well, look, he obviously was speaking for himself. He’s on adrenaline when he’s saying that and he doesn’t know where I am or where Rafael is. But he means well, obviously. I think his year again has been phenomenal”, told the Swiss Maestro.

Federer recollected the time when he broke Sampras’ record at 2009 Wimbledon. “Wow. When I was coming up the record was 12 and “Pistol” got to it, you know, and went up to 14. Then I passed him in 2009, making it 15.

That was clearly a huge moment for me, tying with him in Paris and then breaking it when at Wimbledon”. Prior to 2018, Roger Federer was paid $10 million a year by Nike to sport their clothing and footwear. In his thread, Pompliano noted how despite being with Nike for more than two decades, Federer made the switch to Uniqlo to protect his interests in the long run.

Federer then went on to sign a $300 million deal with Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo. Since it was a 10-year deal, it meant the Swiss would pocket $30 million annually from the contract -- a three-time increase in his earnings from his partnership with Nike.

The Swiss maestro has featured in 31 Grand Slam finals, 12 of which were at Wimbledon. "Obviously, it's always hard leaving a court after losing at Wimbledon earlier than a final… When you reach a final, there's a trophy ceremony, there's more to it, but when you lose earlier, well, you pack your stuff and you go and, at that point, the stage is your winning opponent’s, in my mind, not yours."