'I will never forget the battles with Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says ATP ace

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'I will never forget the battles with Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says ATP ace

Melbourne will be orphaned by Roger Federer this year, you know. Knee pains, perhaps not yet completely reabsorbed and consequently a physical form to be fully recovered, were undoubtedly the contributing causes to the choice not to be separated from the family for a long time given the stringent restrictions that the Australian government has imposed on family members and coaching staff.

of tennis players in the competition. The return therefore slips and the news about Roger Federer would enjoy a period of great crisis were it not for the release of the definitive biography of the Swiss, created and released by Simon Graf, a friend of Roger, a Swiss journalist and writer.

Recently Graf was the protagonist of a podcast in which he told some anecdotes present in his work and concerning those sides of Federer to which only a few have access: thoughts, concerns, reflections, opinions that could hardly be shared with fans and with international insiders.

Specifically, the topics we document today concern Federer's restart and therefore his ideas for the short-term future, but also his thoughts on a possible career finale. “For his restart, as he has often explained, nothing is still in progress, nothing is planned or organized.

As for what will be the final choice to leave the circuit, I remember what Roger said when I saw him in the mountains of Lenzerheide where he has his second home. He was very clear: “My career has been fantastic. I don't need an incredible ending, no matter how it ends."

It's hard to think that Federer doesn't already have in mind the big goals that will convey his future choices, let's talk about the results, the motivations, the physical strength. Roger Federer has been a very tough opponent for all players throughout his career.

And in a recent appearance on the 'Dip Talk' podcast for Eurosport, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga revealed just how much beating the Swiss took out of him in one particular instance.

Tsonga on the Big 3

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faced Roger Federer in the final of the 2014 Rogers Cup, which the Frenchman won 7-5, 7-6.

But by the end of the match Tsonga actually found blood in his urine due to the extreme tension in his muscle fibers. "After the final against Roger Federer, I felt totally exhausted. I remember going to the bathroom and starting to urinate blood," said Tsonga.

"I got scared and called the doctor, who told me that due to my extreme fatigue and tension, I had broken muscle fibers and my body passed them out through urine." The Frenchman also revealed that he is proud of his battles with the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, even if he wishes that the 'Big 4' played in a different generation.

"I will never forget that and all the battles I had with the Big 3. I was immensely proud of that phase of my career," said Tsonga.