Swiss junior Kilian Feldbausch took the advice from the great Roger Federer and made a deep run at the Australian Open. Feldbausch, who worked with Federer last summer, made the Australian Open boys' singles semifinal.
Feldbausch's Australian Open campaign came to an end on Friday following a 6-1 4-6 6-2 loss suffered to Jakub Mensik. “This summer, Roger Federer helped me with my ball throw and advised me to play more in the field.
We have worked a lot on these aspects and we will have to continue in the coming months," Feldbausch said, per LeMatin.
Swiss Junior K. Feldbausch comments after his loss in Melbourne: “This summer, Roger Federer helped me with my ball throw and advised me to play more in the field.
John McEnroe hopes Federer returns
Just a day earlier former world No.
1 McEnroe spoke about his desire to see Federer back on the court. “It goes without saying that anytime we are at an event where Roger is not playing we miss him,” McEnroe told Eurosport. “He is the classiest player and the most beautiful player I have seen on a court.
As a fan I would love to see Roger around. “As far as the future, he’s 40 years old. He’s had numerous surgeries on his knee, there’s a lot of wear and tear, it would be unbelievable if he could come back and get close to the level that he was at," McEnroe added.
“I thought the same thing five years ago when I was coaching [Milos] Raonic and Roger walked off after the Wimbledon semi-finals [in 2016] and was limping and didn’t play for six months. Then he won the Australian Open.
“He’s pulled off the improbable before but this would be the most amazing of all if he was to win another Wimbledon. “Whatever makes him happy is what he deserves. If he wants to play we will be happy he is playing but I don’t want to see Roger at 80 per cent. We have seen that with [Andy] Murray and it’s not easy. You want to see the top guys play at their best”.