This week Roger Federer announced that he will officially come back to play for the next edition of the Australian Open 2021. He announced that he will have a new racket and at the same time that he is working on the court to recover his game and fully get back a good shape after the double surgery that has been holding out for several months.
In fact, Craig Tiley, talking about the upcoming edition of the Melbourne Slam sadi: "Roger Federer has publicly confirmed that he will be here. Serena Williams will be participating, trying to get the Margaret Court Grand Slam record, so we are excited about the players who will be here.
In order for them to go on and without risk of contagion during the tournament, we have been in contact with the organizers of the US Open and Roland Garros and we will certainly try to improve safety and apply protocols similar to theirs.
that from 2021 there will be more events, more tennis to watch not just in Australia but around the world." Although he hasn't officially played since last January, Roger Federer continues to set impressive records in professional tennis.
Roger Federer and his new record
Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles, he is the tennis player who holds the record of more weeks, no less than 310, at number 1 in the world, a record that only Novak Djokovic, among active tennis players, could surpass in the next month of March .
In addition to this, Roger Federer recently reached the 800 consecutive weeks in the Top 4 of the ATP world ranking, a new record that advances despite injuries and shows the greatness of the Swiss champion. The Basel native was 750 weeks in the Top 3, 838 in the Top 5, 915 in the top 10 in the world, 1045 in the top 50 and 1076 in the top 1000 - all of these are Roger Federer's records except one where Rafael is ahead.
Nadal. Engaged to the microphones of Schweitzer Illustrierte Roger Federer clarified: "I'm on the right path, I'm getting back into shape slowly but I don't want to try too hard, I have to take all the time I need to get back to playing."
Interviewed with BLICK, one of the Swiss coaches, Severin Luthi, spoke in this way. Here are his words: "Roger is coming back to the field from time to time, but the first tournament is still a long way off. Our motto is' Don't rush at your age, fitness and athletic condition in general has priority."
Roger Federer together with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is the protagonist of the now eternal struggle to decide who will be the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in history. The Swiss leads the ranking with 20 Slams but in this Roland Garros Nadal can reach him since he is at 19 and Novak Djokovic can bring both together as he is at 17 Grand Slam titles.