Dominic Stricker: "I would like to play like Roger Federer"

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Dominic Stricker: "I would like to play like Roger Federer"
Dominic Stricker: "I would like to play like Roger Federer"

In a recent interview for the ATP website, Dominic Stricker paid tribute to his illustrious countryman Roger Federer, who retired last September at the Laver Cup in London. Stricker broke the pass for the Next Gen ATP Finals 2022.

The young Swiss player told: "Living in Switzerland, my greatest idol could only be Roger Federer. Roger is Swiss and had a game that everyone would like to imitate." Stricker's coach Sven Swinnen knows Roger very well: "Federer invited Dominic to Dubai a couple of times and they trained together during the off-season.

Roger knows us quite well and we got some great advice from him." Recently, Denis Istomin had beautiful words for the Swiss Maestro: "Federer has had a very long and successful career. We are talking about one of the best ever.

He has had an incredible impact on our sport, attracting fans and sponsors like no other. other. We have to thank him if tennis has become so popular. I am proud to have played in the same era, even if I have never managed to beat it."

Roger Federer retired from the Laver Cup

The Laver Cup 2022 marked the epilogue of Roger Federer's career.

The former world number 1 said goodbye to tennis played in the exhibition he founded, which was staged at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The Swiss phenomenon played his last match alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, who was unable to hold back tears during the subsequent ceremony.

Everyone hoped that the Master would be able to treat himself to one last ride of the carousel in 2023, but his right knee did not respond adequately. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has undergone three operations in the last two years, never being able to solve the problem.

The Basel legend experienced a timid comeback last year, collecting nine wins and four defeats. The resonance he underwent in July confirmed his fears: there was no more progress.

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