Pundit shares thoughts on main person behind Roger Federer's longevity

Player-turned-analyst Greg Rusedski believes that fitness trainer Pierre Paganini plays a huge role in Roger Federer's longevity

by Luigi Gatto
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Pundit shares thoughts on main person behind Roger Federer's longevity

Player-turned-analyst Greg Rusedski believes that fitness trainer Pierre Paganini plays a huge role in Roger Federer's longevity. Rusedski also spoke about something interesting. "I think it comes down to the fact he’s had the same fitness coach since he started his career.

I think it is a huge factor. So many times the players try to change things up and do something different. But nobody knows you better than [someone] you’ve been working with for 20 years. So I think that he’s got somebody that knows his body better than anyone is a huge factor here", said Rusedski.

"Federer has not allowed Pierre to write a book. Federer said ‘until I’m retired nobody is writing about my fitness programme." Meanwhile, Daniela Hantuchova commented on Djokovic's loss to Roberto Bautista Agut: "I still feel like it was a huge mistake not to bring Marian Vajda to Indian Wells.

He was never able to recover from such a long break from tennis. There was a lot of frustration on the court from Novak and you just feel like there is something not right in his life as well." Federer reached the final in Miami after beating Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-final on Friday.

This is Federer's fourth final in Miami. He will play defending champion John Isner on Sunday. In his semi-final against Felix Auger-Aliassime played on Friday as well, Isner won 7-6, 7-6 after being down a break in each set.

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