Two years ago, the LTA National Tennis Center in Roehampton hosted the St. James's Place Battle of Team Tennis. The event, which brought together the top British tennis players from the ATP and WTA, served as another excellent opportunity for everyone to get in shape before the season restarts in August.
Andy Murray, a three-time Major champion, had some fun with his buddies, playing alongside Jodie Burrage in the mixed doubles. Sharing his thoughts with reporters, Andy wished to see more mixed doubles matches in official tournaments.
The Brit mentioned the famous Hopman Cup clash between the United States and Switzerland from January 2019, with Serena Williams playing against Roger Federer. It was the deciding clash of the tie after Serena and Roger won their singles matches.
Federer and Bencic defeated Williams and Tiafoe 4-2 4-3 in a quick 46 minutes to give their country the second point. The Swiss pair served at a high level in the opening set, breaking Tiafoe in game five on Bencic's return winner and taking the set when Federer held love a few minutes later.
Roger and Belinda saved a break chance in the fourth game of the second set. They claimed the tie-break 5-3 after a great volley from Federer to celebrate another excellent performance and prepare for the clash with Germany in the last round of 16 match.
Federer will be back in a few months
Roger Federer is one of the greatest players of all time. He is revered for his exploits on the court and the way he has conducted himself off the court. "I don't presume to know how he developed personally.
I'm not his friend, not a family member. An interview is an interview. Here he is very pleasant, very open. He hasn't changed at all in certain areas - even if he has become a billionaire in the meantime (laughs). He always asks questions.
My first conversation in 2001 was less of an interview and more of a conversation. And in 2019, the last time I spoke to him, it was the same," Clarey said. According to the writer, the Swiss is more grounded and humble when it comes to private interactions.
"What has changed is of course his knowledge, in general, but also about tennis history. His sense of humor is also often underestimated, he always cracks a joke and likes to laugh. In conversation, he doesn't come across as elegant as in advertising, more like a normal person. He's a warm guy," he added.