'I was very intimidated the first time I saw Roger Federer', says ATP ace

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'I was very intimidated the first time I saw Roger Federer', says ATP ace

There have been very few athletes in the history of modern sport who have been able to inspire other people as Roger Federer did. The former world number 1 will probably not end his career as the most successful player ever, but his impact and influence are unmatched in the world of tennis.

The last two seasons have been quite complicated for the King, who has played a pittance of 13 official matches in 2021, with a record of nine wins and four losses. A few weeks after Wimbledon, the Basel legend announced that he had to operate on his right knee for the third time in the past year and a half.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since 2017 and there are no guarantees that he will return to the pitch. Countless fans of him are hoping that he can indulge in a final catwalk in 2022.

Recently, Nick Kyrgios had wonderful words for the 40-year-old Swiss. The Australian has never hidden his admiration for Federer, whom he beat in their first head-to-head clash in Madrid in 2015.

Kyrgios praises Roger Federer

The Australian star ushered in praise for Roger Federer, labeling him the greatest player of all time.

He fondly remembered his first meeting with him but maintained that he is a friendly and warm individual. Kyrgios also feels that there is no other player who has the same impact as Roger has. The 26-year-old player added, “The goat, I was very intimidated the first time I saw him and after that, he always continued to have the aura that no other player has.

he is a great and friendly guy with a great sense of humor”. Roger Federer underwent a third surgery on his knee a few weeks ago. He had undergone two procedures on his knee in the first half of 2020, which kept him on the sidelines for more than a year.

Federer made his comeback to the sport in March this year and played a handful of matches before hurting his knee at Wimbledon. This forced him to go under the knife once again, and he was spotted using crutches after the surgery.

Despite his most recent setback, the Swiss has maintained that he intends to make a comeback to the tour. That said, the 40-year-old is yet to resume training. Considering the fact that he still needed crutches earlier this month, it is safe to assume that he will not be returning to training anytime soon.