In a long interview with Boardroom, Andy Roddick highlighted the qualities that have allowed Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to attract so many fans and sponsors. He told: "I had a great serve, but otherwise I was a pretty average player.
Roger Federer has the ability to make tennis look incredibly easy. Rafael Nadal tries so hard to win every point, which pushes people to relate to him." Roddick also talked about the imminent return of Roger on the court: "He had already tried it last year, but he immediately realized that he could not continue like that.
He is perfectly aware that it will be very difficult to return to high levels, so we will have to be patient. My hope is that Roger can return and retire on his terms. He doesn't care if he will win other titles or not, the important thing is that he worthily ends his legendary career.
" In addition to the Laver Cup, Federer is also expected to play in the Basel ATP. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been the two main faces on the men's circuit for the past 15 years. Their extraordinary rivalry has inflamed the fans and transcended tennis, even entering the homes of those who were not used to watching our sport.
By triumphing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year, the Spaniard became the first man in history to win 22 Grand Slams. The 36-year-old from Manacor also tried the big shot at Wimbledon, but a tear in his abs prevented him from playing the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.
That injury also affected his preparation for the US Open, where he was unable to go beyond the fourth round (defeated in four sets by Frances Tiafoe). As for Federer, the situation is not the best. The Swiss should return to the Laver Cup in a couple of weeks, but they continue to alleviate doubts about the condition of his knee.
The 41-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches last year and hasn't set foot on the pitch since Wimbledon 2021.