The Australian Open is already in itself one of the most anticipated moments of the season. The first Grand Slam of the year is a competition with great appeal that intrigues tennis fans and the world of sport in general and this edition will be special as it will be the first edition after 23 years without the tennis legend Roger Federer, the Swiss champion who won the Australian Open on six occasions between 2004 and 2018.
In addition to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, there is great curiosity to understand who will be the heir of the Swiss who for two decades was the absolute protagonist of this and many other ATP tournaments. The tournament will start on February 8th and will see a lot of curiosity about Italian tennis players.
There is the Top 10 Matteo Berrettini and there is also a Fabio Fognini, looking for a relaunch after the difficult past season and especially Jannik Sinner, looking for consecration after an excellent two-year period between 2019 and 2020.
During his career Roger Federer has been struggling with great seasons but at the same time also struggling with difficult situations: in 2009 he played an extraordinary season winning his first and only Roland Garros and thus completing the victory of all the Grand Slams.
Shortly after, Roger also won the Wimbledon tournament legitimizing an extraordinary season. On the other hand, in 2016 Roger Federer was struggling with a hard injury that for some seemed to compromise his career but in the end he was able to return and return to success again.
Speaking of those seasons, Federer said: "2009 was an extraordinary year for me, I achieved great records by winning both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and after finishing the season at the top I asked myself: 'What else do I want to achieve? Do you want to achieve even more? And in the end I said yes."
We are all now aware that the Swiss champion, now on the threshold of 40 years, is in the final stages of his career. In recent seasons between injuries and losses Roger has shown that he is in decline and this is perhaps the main sign that the Swiss is learning to end his career.
Recently, the 20-time Grand Slam winner had a conversation with the representatives of Moet & Chandon, one of the many brands he endorses. Moet & Chandon is one of the world’s largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house.
Federer hilariously reacts to an unbelievable stat
Roger Federer said, “I have definitely not hit 2 million serves in my life. I don’t think my shoulder would survive that. I feel though that I may have hit 2 million shots in my life.
With all the practices as a junior, doubles you name it. Maybe I’ve hit 2 million shots. But I wonder who’s the person who is counting all the bubbles in the glass. You take a slow-motion video and for how long and how difficult that must be.
I don’t even know”. Reflecting back on tennis, the 2017 Australian Open champion withdrew from this year’s edition.