In a recent interview, Patrick Mouratoglou, new Simona Halep's coach, had wonderful words for Roger Federer. Serena Williams' form and coach considers the Swiss Maestro an absolute genius of the Game. Mouratoglou explained: "Roger Federer is an absolute genius.
I don't remember ever seeing anyone play tennis like him. He is an inimitable player from all points of view. Everything he does is perfect." During a long interview, the well-known coach Gabriel Jaramillo illustrated how the standardization of surfaces has helped the Big 3 to remain competitive: "The surfaces were standardized around the mid-2000s, just when the Big 3 started to peep out.
This move was aimed at allowing Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to compete against each other every week. The three monsters had the ability to transcend tennis, managing to attract even non-regular spectators. Tournaments on the circuit live above all on this.
If the surface had been too fast, there was a risk of Rafa's premature exit. On the contrary, if it had been too slow, maybe Roger would have gone into trouble."
Roger's come back is closer
Roger Federer's return is fast approaching.
The former world number 1 will take part in the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The Swiss phenomenon will close his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.
A severe knee injury has severely limited the King in the past two seasons, preventing him from playing as and as much as he would have liked. Suffice it to say that the 40-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses.
The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, too modest tally for a legend of his caliber. According to his statements, the 20-time Grand Slam champion should play some tournaments in 2023 as well.