Former French tennis star Fabrice Santoro reveals Roger Federer was the oponent he admired the most during his career as he finds it impressive how easy the game looks when Federer plays tennis. Federer is one of the greatest champions the game has ever seen and the elegance with which he plays has always been one of the most admirable things about him.
Many believe that Federer's game is the most aesthetically pleasing in tennis history and it's hard to argue against that claim. "Roger Federer! For his elegance, his fair play, his way of making tennis easy when you watch it when it is not at all.
He gives an impression of ease which is quite disconcerting," Santoro told La Telegramme, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Santoro: Federer truly loves the game
Federer is 40 but he is listed as active player on the ATP Tour.
In 2020, Federer underwent two knee surgeries. Even though Federer was 38 at that time, he refused to simply walk away from the game. Last year, Federer made his return after two knee surgeries. Unfortunately, Federer played just five tournaments before he was forced to undergo another knee surgery.
Federer will be turning 41 in August but he is attempting to make another comeback. "He's someone who loves everything about tennis, whether it's training, matches, pressure, or travelling. He's inhabited by the profession," Santoro added.
Last week, the Swiss media reported that Federer has signed up to play Basel. Basel takes place in late October and it doesn't neccessarily mean that it will be his first ATP tournament. Federer is expected to play at the Laver Cup in late September.
Earlier this year, Federer camp revealed the Swiss will most likely sit out the entire grass season. Federer will likely return somewhere around September and it should be noted that his participation at the US Open hasn't been ruled out yet.