Roger Federer: 'At home I'm the one who creates...'



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Roger Federer: 'At home I'm the one who creates...'

World No. 7 Carlos Alcaraz reveals that he has been watching videos of the Big Three heading into Wimbledon as he hopes to become a big player on grass one day. Alcaraz, 19, has shown this year that he is capable of playing very well on clay and hard courts, having won the Miami and Madrid Masters.

Alcaraz retired from Queen's but still had some grass court action before Wimbledon as he played two exhibition matches at the Hurlingham Club. At Hurlingham, Alcaraz suffered two straight-set losses to Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud, respectively.

"I'm trying to watch the training sessions of the best players," Alcaraz said, according to Eurosport. "[Dan] Evans, I think he plays very well on grass. I try to copy some things from the best. I always watch videos of Roger Federer, Djokovic, Rafa, Andy (Murray) too, trying to copy their moves and things.

The hardest thing I would say is moving. For me, the most difficult thing is to move well on the grass. Well, I would say playing aggressive, trying to go to the net, this is the best part of moving my game from another surface to this one."

World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev will miss this year's Wimbledon after being kicked out of the tournament. Reflecting on Wimbledon's decision to impose bans on Russian and Belarusian players, Alcaraz said it was a shame some of the biggest names in the game from those countries were not missing out on the tournament.

King Roger will play the 2022 Laver Cup

During an extensive interview with Caminada, Roger Federer spoke on a number of topics. "Absolutely. It's incredibly inspiring when someone comes back from massive health problems," Federer said.

"Rafa and I talk on the phone from time to time; we talk a lot. I knew he wasn't doing great, but when he made it anyway, I was really happy for him. The effort is immense. Today, just preparing for a match takes many hours."

The Swiss maestro revealed that he would have loved to have been a DJ, describing in detail his love for music and for creating "good vibes." "I love music. I get up with it and go to bed with chill out sound," the Swiss said.

"At home, I'm the one who creates good vibes, in the apartment, at invitations, in the car, I want to tell the children who used to make good music (laughs). Actually, I would have liked to be a DJ. One day I want to buy a DJ set for fun.

I grew up during the techno era of the 90's, also went to the street parade a couple of times which was on my birthday in the summer, awesome!"