You do not see Roger Federer's off-competition work - French Open chief


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You do not see Roger Federer's off-competition work - French Open chief

In an interview to GQ Magazine, the French Open Tournament Director Guy Forget praised Roger Federer's longevity. Forget said: "What he does is unbelievable. He takes the bag to go to the tournaments around the world, tournaments that he won more times, that's not easy.

I do not know how he can keep this fire after winning so much. All the work outside the tournament, that's their work. When you are younger it's okay, but at his age... He hits thousands of balls in Dubai under the sun for hours, he is 37 years old, when you have children at home...

You can tell yourself, I am crazy, I have been hitting a ball for 25 years." On the Big Three's dominance, Forget added: "Federer, (Rafael) Nadal and (Novak) Djokovic are the guys who do most things on a court, who have the biggest amount of variety, also in terms of technique.

The new generation still has some falls. When Federer came, he was already unbelievable in terms of technique. When Boris Becker broke through at 17 years, he was as strong as Ivan Lendl. Pete Sampras was a bit fragile and he lacked power but we thought he had everything.

While some younger guys do not know how to hit volleys. Alexander Zverev has everything to be the number one in the world, but he needs to be more unpredictable, more solid." Federer, Djokovic and Nadal will be the main stars in the French Open. The Swiss will make his first appearance there since 2015.