'Roger Federer was mad every time', says ATP star
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 7414
Roger Federer is back to posting on his social channels and seems to be really serious about his return to the pitch. The tennis player, twenty times Slam winner, is 40 years old and has been standing still for months, but he doesn't give up and indeed, as he shows on Instagram, he seems ready and more charged than ever.
The Swiss champion posted a video with his training sessions, mainly physical tests but also technical tests. Currently the date of his return to the field is not known but Roger seems to want to anticipate his times. Many talked about the Laver Cup, but who knows if the Swiss champion doesn't want to surprise everyone with a difficult and sensational return to his beloved Wimbledon tournament.
King Roger has provided a positive update
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina has revealed that he cried when his idol Roger Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in the final of the 2009 Australian Open. The Spaniard also declared that he feels the Swiss legend's personality was similar to his at the beginning of his career.
"Federer [is my idol]," Davidovich Fokina said. "I cried when he lost in Australia (to Nadal in 2009), I cried with him (laughs). I want to talk with him one day because, his personality was like, I think more or less like mine [when he was younger].
He was breaking everything, he was mad every time. And one day, he changed his mind and he was playing like the best ones." The 22-year-old Spaniard also asserted that his goals are to become World No. 1 and win Major titles.
"My goal is to be No. 1 in tennis," Davidovich Fokina added. "I think if you are No. 1, you have to win one Grand Slam minimum. But my goal is to be the best player in the world when I'm playing, to win a lot of tournaments, and you know, to enjoy playing tennis.
The life is short, you have to enjot every moment." Further, Roger Federer has been an ardent promoter of tourism in his native country. Last year, he was named the ambassador for Switzerland Tourism. Moreover, he did a campaign on tourism in Switzerland with Robert De Niro, an American actor, producer, and director.
Talking about his campaign with the American actor, Federer said, “I am a huge fan of his so I couldn’t believe he said yes to the campaign”. Recently, the Swiss maestro has provided a positive update on his rehabilitation process. He hopes to return to the sport during the latter part of the 2022 season.