Stan Wawrinka: "I owe a lot to Roger Federer"

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Stan Wawrinka: "I owe a lot to Roger Federer"

Host of the Aparté program on Canal Plus, Stan Wawrinka has spent fine words for his countryman Roger Federer, explaining his role in Stan's career. Wawrinka told: "When I arrived on the tour, Roger Federer was already at the top.

I immediately saw him as an older brother. We often trained together and it helped me a lot. I had the honor and the good fortune of being able to compare myself with him both in training and during tournaments." The three-time Grand Slam champion then added: "In the Davis Cup we shared many wonderful moments.

Over time, our relationship intensified and we became full friends. My level has risen and we have given each other a hand. I owe him a lot." A few days ago, Federer revealed that his knee is not yet in perfect condition: "For the moment, I am a little reluctant to practice other sports.

My right knee is not very well and I have to be careful. We have to wait a few months and see how the situation evolves."

Roger Federer's retirement

Roger Federer retired on 23 September 2022, playing his last match alongside Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.

The former world number 1 decided to hang up his racquet at the age of 41, after doing everything he could to return. competitive. The Swiss has undergone three knee operations in the last two and a half years, but he failed to solve the problem and had to accept the reality.

The King experienced a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 official matches and stopping again after Wimbledon. As the months went by, it became less and less likely to return to high levels. Through a letter published on Instagram on September 15, the Basel Master announced to the world his retirement.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has vowed he will not move away from tennis and there are rumors that he may join the BBC team at Wimbledon 2023.