There are only a few days left for Wimbledon to start. This year Roger Federer will not be there, still struggling with rehabilitation after having undergone yet another operation on his right knee. The former world number 1 is expected to return to the Laver Cup, held at the O2 Arena in London at the end of September.
The Swiss champion will also compete in the ATP in Basel, and then refine his preparation for next season. The 20-time Grand Slam champion hasn't set foot on the pitch for almost a year, more precisely since Wimbledon 2021, where he had pushed himself to the quarters thanks to a not impossible draw.
After the clear defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz on Center Court, the 40-year-old from Basel understood that he could not continue like this and opted for a new knee surgery. Fans are hoping that King Roger manages to end his legendary career worthily.
In a video posted on Instagram, Patrick Mouratoglou - Simona Halep's new coach - revealed the reasons for Federer's dominance on grass.
Mouratoglou reflects on King Roger
"It is no secret that Roger Federer is the best performer on grass courts with his 20 titles, including a record of 8 Wimbledon titles.
With Wimbledon coming up round the corner, even though we won't see Roger competing this year, lets talk about why the grass is his most winning surface," Mouratoglou stated. "First, his footwork. Its a major contributor to his success.
Federer is known to effortlessly float on the grass. He attacks the ball forward and follows his shots into the court," Mouratoglou said. The 52-year-old coach also revealed how the Swiss legend manages to align his centre of gravity to be perfectly balanced all the time.
"His centre of gravity, contrary to other players, is always perfectly aligned between his hips, allowing him to be perfectly balanced all the time," Mouratoglou explained. The wait is over because the Wimbledon’s draw is out!
The Wimbledon Championship is set to begin soon and the anticipation of the players’ advancement in the tour is going to be exciting. Novak Djokovic will face Kwon Sun-Woo of South Korea in the first round of the Wimbledon.
His progression in the further rounds might make him end up facing tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals of the grass-court major. Other face-offs that the fans can come across are that of the Norwegian player Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz.