n a video posted on Instagram, Patrick Mouratoglou, Simona Halep's new coach, revealed the reasons for Roger Federer's dominance on grass-courts. Mouratoglou explained: "It is no mystery that Roger Federer is the best player ever on grass with his 20 trophies, including eight titles at Wimbledon.
Even if we won't see him on London grass this year, I'll tell you how he managed to win so much on this surface. First, we must point out his footwork. It is one of the factors that have contributed most to his success.
Federer is known for floating on the pitch, he doesn't seem to make any effort. He has the ability to hit the ball early and hit the net with the right timing. Then there is his center of gravity. He is always perfectly aligned, which allows him to be in balance in any situation."
Well-known journalist Steve Flink explained what he expects from the return of the Swiss Maestro: "We don't know how long he will continue to play. In my opinion we will see him until Wimbledon next year, unless there are further relapses."
Roger Federer at the Laver Cup and Basel
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 Roger manages to end his legendary career worthily.