Circuit paused until the new year and ranking unchanged. With the Atp Finals archived, great tennis is stopped until the start of the new season, with a calendar yet to be defined: in particular, the official dates of the Australian Open are awaited, which could be postponed to early February.
Novak Djokovic closes 2020 as number one, with a wide advantage over Rafa Nadal. Not too far from the Majorcan is Dominic Thiem, followed by Daniil Medvedev, fifth Roger Federer who is preparing to return. Following Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman, Matteo Berrettini closes the Top Ten, confirming himself as the best of the Italians.
ATP legend Henri Leconte recently spoke about how he wants Roger Federer to win another Grand Slam before retiring. The Frenchman admitted, however, that the road ahead for Federer is a tricky one.
Leconte on Roger Federer's chance in 2021
“We want to believe it (Federer to win another Slam), we all want to believe it,” Henri Leconte said.
“It’s been a long and difficult year. Will the motivation still be there? Will this break, the fact of having been able to enjoy (with) his family, have changed something or will he still have that renewed motivation that has always fascinated us?” Leconte believes the rapidly-improving younger stars will make things tricky for Roger Federer, but he still has hope in the Swiss' ability to pull off the impossible.
"We all wish him, we would like him to stop on a Grand Slam title but the train (momentum) is gone with this younger generation which has put in an extra speed," Leconte continued. "I would like to believe it, Roger has done so many things, that’s why he makes us dream, we would like to see him at the top."
Tennis has revolved significantly around the 20 time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland. Federer not only touched lives with his effortless playing style, but he inspired the world with his warm personality. In the process of going from a Basel-born child to an icon adored worldwide, his logo has played an important role.
From the time it was confirmed that the record eight-time Wimbledon winner will play in Australia, massive anticipation has followed. However, it is still unconfirmed when the first Grand Slam tournament will begin. As a break from the tension surrounding the Australian Open dates, Federer’s caps have delivered much-needed good news.
They will be available for purchase from December 8. Considering this, there will be a lot of new RF caps in the stands of Melbourne Park. The only question right now from many experts is on the fitness capabilities of the 39-year-old Swiss player. Federer will answer all the questions himself when he takes on the court – wearing his brand new RF cap.