It is not played on the tennis courts, but he, King Roger, still wins. Roger Federer’s latest award dates back to a couple of days ago, when he was elected at the Swiss Sports Awards as the best Swiss sportsman of the last 70 years.
The number 5 in the world of the ATP ranking, after collecting the award, also indulged in some considerations on his current form and on the next Australian Open: "For the Open in Australia it is a race against time, we'll see"
It is easy to see how Roger Federer would not mind if the Australian organization were to decide to postpone the start of the tournament by a few weeks: his knee still needs treatment to be at 100%. ATP legend Todd Woodbridge recently spoke at length about Roger Federer, and what kind of legacy he is likely to leave behind.
The Australian believes Federer would look to sign off at Wimbledon, much like he himself did in 2005.
Woodbridge talks about Roger Federer
"I finished at Wimbledon because that was the mecca for me, that's where it all began, that's the home of tennis,” Todd Woodbridge explained.
"I really feel that's where Roger Federer would like to leave, and it could then be on his own terms”. Woodbridge also expressed his disappointment at the way the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted Roger Federer's signing off years.
"I think it's such a shame that if this is what happens to Roger, COVID has taken away from it being on his terms,” Woodbridge said. "It's a great story, it's great drama. It's been one of the greatest eras of any sport that we could've ever watched," the Aussie said.
"You've got to think we will struggle to get back to those heights any time soon because they were phenomenal players to have all come through at once”. In a recent interview, Monica Seles hailed the Big-3 as champions and felt that each of the three players were in contention to become the greatest male player of all time.
Applauding the achievements of Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer, she spoke highly about the Big-three’s determination and resilience. “It’s absolutely amazing, they’re all going for who’s going to be potentially the greatest male tennis player in the history.
It’s hard to believe that this moment could ever be replicated, and all these amazing champions, that they have achieved already so much, but they still have that drive and willpower to go out there,” said Seles.