20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been voted as the winner of the Fans' Favourite in the 2021 ATP awards. Federer, 40, has won the award for the 19th consecutive year. Federer is one of the greatest tennis players in tennis history but also one of the most beloved players in tennis history.
Federer has always enjoyed big love and support from fans, as well as great respect from fellow players. Recently, John Isner spoke about his experience of playing Federer. "Playing against Roger has been the coolest because when you see your name on the schedule you know you're going to be on the big court which will be absolutely packed.
It is also an incredible opportunity to go out there and try to be the greatest player of all time. I played him 12 times, and was able to beat him twice. The moment when you step on the court against Federer, it's just a little different," Isner said.
Federer attempting another comeback
Federer has had three knee surgeries over the last year and a half but he is not ready to quit. Former Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov doesn't believe Federer will ever again win a Grand Slam.
"I find it hard to assume that Novak won't win another Grand Slam. Roger has very little chance of winning another Major, given his age, style of play and condition. Rafa's game is too energy intensive, he plays every match like it's the last.
Considering his age and health, this is a disadvantage. Although over the years he changed his game: he became more aggressive, stopped going too far behind the back line. The three complement each other. Djokovic has become such a strong player thanks to Federer and Nadal.
He tried to find ways to surpass them, and he relied on physical preparation," Tursunov told Russian site Vedomostisport, as revealed on We Love Tennis.