Roger Federer has not been seen since he injured his knee again during last year's grass season. A few weeks after Wimbledon 2021, the Swiss phenomenon announced that he had suffered a relapse in his right knee and had to operate for the third time.
The former world number 1 did not provide guarantees regarding his return to the ATP circuit, but flaunted his proverbial optimism. Recently, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he would return to play in late summer or early fall.
We may see him in action at the Laver Cup, which takes place at London's O2 Arena in late September. The last two years have been a nightmare for the 40-year-old from Basel, who saw the all-time record for Grand Slams by Rafael Nadal.
As if that weren't enough, Novak Djokovic took away the record of weeks at the top of the world ranking. In a recent interview with the 'DorsetLive' portal, Scott Parker - former Chelsea midfielder and current AFC Bournemouth manager - mentioned Roger Federer himself.
Scott Parker speaks about Federer
"The emotional state of players and the emotional state of professional players in any sport is the key," Scott Parker. "And what I mean is not getting emotionally involved in a game, not running off course or doing things differently.
Or even trying too hard, however that may be." The 41-year-old then cited the example of Roger Federer, mentioning how the Swiss always keeps a cool head even in the face of adversity. Parker expressed his desire to see his Bournemouth side imbibe this quality from Federer.
"You look at the best in the world. Roger Federer - you wouldn't know whether he was two sets down or two sets up," Scott Parker said. "He is very level-headed. He sticks to process and understands what he is doing. That's where we need to get to.
But I understand we are a young team and it is much easier said than done." 3-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray recently talked about his best performance as a tennis player. He picked the gold medal match against Roger Federer at the London Olympics in 2012.
Truly, it was one of the best performances of Murray’s career, as he absolutely destroyed the Swiss Maestro in straight sets; the result was 6-2,6-1,6-4. Speaking about it, Murray said, “The final of the Olympics in 2012 against Federer, for me, was probably one of the best matches that I played in terms of like the occasion and everything. I thought that would probably be the one I would pick as my sort of best performance”.
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