'Roger Federer took the time to say congratulations', says WTA star

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'Roger Federer took the time to say congratulations', says WTA star

In addition to having a lot of successes throughout his career, Roger Federer was also appreciated for his style and his huge variety of play. Since his return to the circuit in 2017, the former world number 1 has begun to adopt an even more aggressive strategy and his descents to the net have increased significantly.

The last few months have not been easy for the 20-time Grand Slam champion, limited by the now famous problems in his right knee. The 40-year-old from Basel played the misery of 13 official matches in 2021, with an unexciting record of nine wins and four defeats.

His last match dates back to the Wimbledon tournament, where he was clearly beaten by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. A few weeks later, the Swiss legend announced that he had to operate on his knee for the third time in the last year and a half.

In a press conference after dismissing Anna Kalinskaya in Indian Wells, Ons Jabeur said she was honored that her style of play is equated with that of King Roger.

Ons Jabeur on Roger Federer

"I think Roger Federer has an unbelievable, like, slice and dropshot.

He can make dropshots anytime," she said. "Some people were comparing us in Wimbledon especially when they saw the clip of me slicing. Of course, you cannot compare," Jabeur added. "They said kind of the style of Federer, which I'm really honored to be compared to him.

Yeah, I love Roger's dropshot and slices." Jabeur also pointed out that many players on the tour use the dropshot to great effect, but believes hers draws more attention because of how frequently she uses it. "Well, there is obviously so many, but I don't think they do dropshot as much as I do it on tour," Jabeur said.

"That's why they don't see it." Roger Federer has kept tabs on Ons Jabeur's progress on the WTA Tour. "Actually I got congratulated by Roger after my match, which was amazing," she said. "I think now I’m good in my tennis career!

He was very nice," she added. "He took the time to say congratulations. That inspires me a lot and gives me the hunger to win more." Coming to tennis, Federer ended his season after requiring to undergo another knee surgery.

On the other hand, Jabeur is currently competing in Indian Wells. She has reached the quarterfinal and will face Anett Kontaveit. We wish her the best of luck.