The US Open in New York will kick off on August 31st and will be organized in such a way as to prevent as much as possible any possibility of contagion from Coronavirus. In fact, the United States remains the country hardest hit by Covid-19, with over 175,000 victims and 5.5 million confirmed cases.
As already mentioned, the new edition of the Flushing Meadows Slam will be the first, since 1999, not to see the participation of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Meanwhile, India's most successful women's tennis player, Sania Mirza, recently spoke with Sportskeeda on a wide range of topics.
Roger Federer was a part of IPTL 2014, and Sania Mirza recently recalled the experience of playing alongside him. Federer teamed up with Mirza for the mixed doubles matches in that edition of the tournament.
Mirza on Roger Federer
"It was a lot of fun.
I think Roger Federer is a magician. I kept saying I have a blessing in the house. He's an absolute magician. He's a genius, and it was an absolute honor to be next to him on the court" - Sania Mirza explained. Roger Federer has huge popularity in the world of sport, to the point that he has been called a living legend in his own time.
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 has been voted by his peers to receive the tour Sportsmanship Award a record thirteen times and voted by tennis fans to receive the ATP Fans' Favorite award for seventeen consecutive years.
Federer has been named the Swiss Sports Personality of the Year a record seven times. He has been named the ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion five times, and 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 individual to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.