Tennis, like all world sport, stopped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and the perfectly timed calendar was turned upside down. The hope, in principle, is that it will start again in August. "Since I operated in 2016, I have never been home five weeks in a row," said Roger Federer, who saw his goals for the year fade away: the Wimbledon Championships, canceled a few months ago, and the Olympics of Tokyo, postponed to 2021.
Federer reveals three of his favourite players
Roger Federer was speaking to French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten on a video call when he said, “You were always one of my favourite players and you will always be one of those guys who welcomed me onto the tour.
You might not remember because you were nice to everybody. I think it’s so important that when you come onto the tour you have guys that oyu get along very well with like Carlos Moya, yourself, Tim Henman and others."
Given his achievements, Federer is widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with many players and analysts considering him to be the greatest tennis player of all time. He has also been called the greatest athlete of his generation.
Tennis.com listed him as the greatest male player of the open era. No other male tennis player has won 20 major singles titles in the Open Era, and he has been in 31 major finals, including 10 in a row. He has held the world No.
1 spot in the ATP rankings for longer than any other male player. He was ranked No. 1 at the age of 36 and has won a record eight Wimbledon titles. He won five consecutive US Open titles, which is the most in the Open Era. He is also the only player after Jimmy Connors to have won 100 or more career singles titles, as well as to amass 1,200 wins in the Open Era.
He has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times, including four consecutive awards from 2005 to 2008. He is also the only person to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.