The former World No. 26 Claudio Mezzadri keeps in touch with his compatriot Roger Federer and in a recent interview he revealed several interesting things about the World No. 2 about his future. 'Federer is doing really well, I met him several times in Basel', Mezzadri told SportFace.
'He is a happy man, he is managing his career in the best way and will play for a few more years. We only need to get used to seeing him less often on the court. The body feels more than 1,400 matches'. Asked if he will play in Rome next year, Mezzadri replied: 'He said he intends to play the clay-court season in 2018.' Mezzadri also commented on Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan: 'The event is beautiful, makes you enjoy and be passionate.
The rules? Maybe too many changes together, even if they are very worthy: no-let, shot clock, Hawk-Eye live. The short set doesn't convince me, there is less margin to recover. I see Shapovalov having the biggest potential, the same thing for Rublev even if he is too much nervous as a player.' ALSO READ: Marc Rosset: 'At ATP Finals, Roger Federer was mentally burnt'