'Roger Federer's forehand is biomechanically unreal', says expert

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'Roger Federer's forehand is biomechanically unreal', says expert

Roger Federer has played a very marginal role in the past two years. The Swiss had to deal with a serious right knee injury, which significantly limited his appearances on the pitch. Suffice it to say that the 40-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses.

Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics were his main goals, but the King never managed to find the ideal condition. After a stark defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals in London, the former world number 1 announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion therefore had to give up his last Olympics. Federer hopes to return to the pitch in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup (which will take place at London's O2 Arena in late September).

The Swiss was overtaken by Rafael Nadal in the all-time rankings of the Majors, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. In a YouTube video of him, Rick Macci - former mentor to the Williams sisters - crowned Roger as the greatest ever.

Rick Macci praises Roger Federer

“We can talk about speed, rapidity, balance, agility, fluidity. But the most important thing is temperament. Roger Federer makes mistakes, and you don't even see that anything happened.

He was the example in all the clubhouses in the world and to do so from a young age is incredible. If you want your child to improve, make him watch Federer. I'm not talking so much about the mechanical part, although his forehand is beyond amazing.

His forehand is biomechanically unreal. Just see how he reacts after each point. As if nothing had happened. The greatest player of all time, Fed" - Rick Macci said. Renowned tennis coach Carlos Rodriguez recently gave his two cents on the GOAT debate, remarking that the honor should belong to both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

"I think Roger Federer for sure, and I cannot pick Roger [as the GOAT] without Rafael Nadal. I don't agree with people who say it is one or the other," Rodriguez said. "You cannot split those guys because I know exactly where those players started at 13 or 14 [years old].

Today, if I say it is one or the other, then something is missing." Federer and the Mallorcan had a shot at meeting each other in the semifinals at the French Open.