Former world No. 135 Alize Lim dreamed she was drawn to play Roger Federer in the French Open first round but because of COVID-19 they had to stay at home and play in front of their TV. Lim also revealed she lost the match in her dream as she kept missing the ball and doing air shots.
Lim is a big Federer admirer as in the past she posted a couple of selfies with the Swiss on her social media. "I had a dream I had to play against @rogerfederer in the first round of Roland Garros, but because of Covid we had to stay home and play in front of our TV.
I kept swinging but missing the ball and doing air shots. I was so sad it couldn’t be a real match because of Covid too," Lim tweeted.
I had a dream I had to play against @rogerfederer in the first round of Roland Garros, but because of Covid we had to stay home and play in front of our TV.
I kept swinging but missing the ball and doing air shots 😭 I was so sad it couldn’t be a real match because of Covid too😢 — Alizé Lim (@AlizeLim) November 30, 2021
Federer aims a return in 2022
Federer put an end to his season in August to undergo a knee surgery.
Fernando Gonzalez, who lost to Federer in the 2007 Australian Open final, is curious to see what will happen with the Swiss in 2022. “To be without competition for several months last year was tough and now this year, there has still be problems travelling," Gonzalez exclusively told Tennis365.
“Hopefully we can go into next year and have a more normal tennis year because so many exciting things are happening in our sport. “We are waiting to see if Roger can come back, what happens with Rafa and you see Daniil Medvedev winning his first major.
Then I like (Andrey) Rublev and (Jannik) Sinner. They have so much talent and can be successful in the game for many years to come”. Federer underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 before returning to action this past March.
Recently, Federer revealed he won't play the Australian Open and there is a good chance he will be forced to skip Wimbledon as well.