Roger Federer is from another planet, says Marcos Baghdatis

Former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis spoke highly of Roger Federer's longevity

by Luigi Gatto
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Roger Federer is from another planet, says Marcos Baghdatis

Former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis spoke highly of Roger Federer's longevity. The Cypriot said: "Roger may not be too consistent because of all the things happening around him. But it's normal. He is from another planet. He improves every year, only takes the right decisions.

And not everybody can do it. Sometimes you also need luck but he has full respect from my side." Dominic Thiem beat Federer and Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals in London: "I said it in many interviews: this year Dominic has improved a lot on hard courts.

In the past, he did not really perform too well on this surface. He was going to South America playing on clay but he had problems on faster surfaces. He improved a lot his footwork on hard. Now he is very consistent with his movement.

And more aggressive. I like him because he is an unbelievable player. He won three hard-court titles and for me, he is the next number one." Asked if the popularity of tennis has increased in Greece, Tsitsipas concluded: "Basketball and football are still very strong but I think Stefanos Tsitsipas changed it.

Also Maria Sakkari, who has a great personality for our sport. They are a big deal." Dominic Thiem is without his coach for the remaining matches at the ATP Finals in London. His main coach Nicolas Massu arrived at Madrid on Thursday in order to help the Chilean Davis Cup team that will open their run against Argentina on Monday.

The first match is set to feature Nicolas Jarry and Guido Pella. Massu attended Thiem's wins over Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Thiem lost to Matteo Berrettini on Thursday and then will play the semi-finals on Saturday. The world No. 5 is being helped by his father Wolfgang, his fitness trainer Duglas Cordero and physiotherapist Alex Stober.

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