'If Roger Federer were still playing today in a fit condition...', says former ace

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'If Roger Federer were still playing today in a fit condition...', says former ace

Right now the whole tennis world is concentrated in Australia where the Australian Open 2022 is taking place, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. In addition to the case of Novak Djokovic who made a lot of noise and which led to the farewell of the number one seed, excluded after receiving the refusal of the visa by the Australian government, another great absentee is the Swiss champion Roger Federer.

The twenty-time winner of Grand Slam titles has been struggling with constant injuries for two years now and at the past 40 years there are also doubts about his return to the field at full capacity. Last November Roger Federer spoke after yet another operation and even expressed doubts about the possibility of returning to the field, in particular of returning to the field to crown the last great tournament at Wimbledon.

But now the news is as interesting as it is good. According to reports from the Swiss journalist of the state TV RTS Arnaud Cerutti, the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer trained last week in Dubai and would have tried to test his conditions, even evaluating if he could play a training set with members of his staff of he.

The source is important as it has always been very close to the entourage of the Swiss champion and this can only make all Roger fans and tennis fans in general smile. In 2021, the Swiss champion Roger Federer returned to the field after months of absence.

The Swiss champion took part in tournaments and also returned to the field at Wimbledon. Here, despite a suboptimal condition and evident physical problems, he also managed to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament where he succumbed to the Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz, winner in three sets on a Roger in clear and evident physical difficulties.

Roger Federer is together with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic one of the members of the Big Three, 60 Slam with 20 each and the three tennis players have long been fighting to establish themselves in the circuit and in history as the GOAT and the tennis legend.

Davydenko praises Roger Federer

Speaking on the latest episode of the Functional Tennis Podcast, Nikolay Davydenko declared Roger Federer to be the greatest tennis player of his generation. "The greatest tennis player of my generation is Roger Federer, for me," Davydenko said.

"Technically speaking, based on the forehand, his serve, his mentality on the court, the way he moves on the court. He is the guy who showed the world how tennis can be improved." Davydenko remarked that if the current World No.

16 were fit today, he would most certainly be winning Grand Slams against the new crop of players. "If Federer were still playing today in a fit condition against Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, I think he would still be winning Grand Slams," Davydenko said.