'Roger Federer wanted to continue the next day but...', says former ace

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'Roger Federer wanted to continue the next day but...', says former ace

Over the past two seasons, Roger Federer's appearances on the pitch have been meager due to a serious right knee injury. The Swiss phenomenon played just 13 official matches last year, racking up nine wins and four losses.

His big goals were Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, but it quickly became apparent that the King was too far from the best condition. The former world number 1 reached the quarter-finals on Church Road, thanks also to a not impossible draw.

His run came to a halt in front of Hubert Hurkacz, who even handed him a bagel in the third set. A few weeks later, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months.

Barring sensational and unlikely twists, the 40-year-old from Basel will not participate in the 2022 edition of the Championships. For the moment, Roger has confirmed his presence at the Laver Cup and the ATP in Basel. During a recent interview with 'Sportklub', Blaz Kavcic told a nice anecdote about Federer.

Kavcic praises Roger Federer

"Roger Federer approached me and said, 'We switch for fifteen minutes and then we play, but only one set.' I beat him 7: 5 and of course he wanted a rematch, he routinely beat me 6: 3 in the second.

We laughed well when he recognized my coach Blaž Trupej. I remember you, ha-ha. They played against each other in Domžale in 1999, Federer wanted to continue the next day because of the darkness, but Trupej said he couldn't because he had a tennis lesson in the morning," Kavcic said.

Roger Federer has often called Dubai his second home and practices there during the off-season. "They make an identical surface there as in Melbourne Park, just for him. They even asked him what the temperature and humidity were at the Hisense Arena that year when we were training.

He is an icon wherever he goes," Kavcic added. Roger Federer is one of the most famous personalities across the globe. While his tennis career remains one of the best in history, he is also a philanthropist, working mainly in his mother’s home continent of Africa.

Ahead of his comeback to the ATP, Roger Federer seems to be on his feet again. The Swiss Maestro was recently in Venice and was spotted looking ever so stylish on a boat ride. Recently though, he posted a picture of himself in Malawi, a country in Southeast Asia.