'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have a presence that...', says ATP ace



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'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have a presence that...', says ATP ace

After 21 consecutive years in the main draw of the Australian Open, Swiss champion Roger Federer has announced that he will not take part in the first Grand Slam of 2021, which, due to exceptional circumstances, will be held this year in February.

Federer has therefore postponed his return to the field, he will not go to Australia and most likely will return to the field next March. The 20-time Grand Slam title champion hasn't played since last year when he reached the Australian Open semifinals in Australia, but also because of some physical problems, he was clearly defeated in three sets by world number one Novak Djokovic.

About twelve months have passed but in this period Federer reached a huge record that sees him protagonist in two of the four Grand Slams present in the circuit. Twelve months have passed since that competition but it was in Melbourne in 2020 that Roger Federer won his hundredth victory at the Australian Open.

With this data, the Swiss champion became the first player to have at least 100 victories in two Grand Slams, in his case also Wimbledon in addition to the Australian Open. To achieve this record Federer created an incredible match where he was one step away from the abyss and after more than four hours of play he managed to get the better of the 'host' John Millman: the match ended with the result of 4-6; 7- 6; 6-4; 4-6; 7-6.

In the decisive tiebreak Federer was down by 8 points to 4 and now everyone gave him up for dead, but thanks to some mistakes of the opponent and above all his great talent Federer managed to solve the practice by scoring six consecutive points and winning the match thanks to 10 -8 in the decisive tiebreak.

It was a game where Millman played a great match and really created numerous problems for Federer, the match was really decided on a tight thread and on very few points. There is great expectation for Roger Federer's return to the field and many think that the Swiss can return to the field and thus cheer his fans in the next tournament in Doha.

According to Taro Daniel, the reason Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are such difficult opponents is that they hit the ball in a very unique way. The Japanese player also believes that the two legends have an aura around them that is rare to find among the players on the tour.

Daniel pays tribute to the Big 3

"They (Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal) have a special quality to their ball," Taro Daniel said. "They also have a presence that not many other players have. I really enjoyed feeling the speed and the quality of their ball.

Especially Djokovic's backhand down the line really stretches like crazy." One member of the Big 3 that Daniel has not played against yet is Roger Federer. The 27-year-old revealed that playing Federer at least once before the Swiss retires is something that he desperately wants to tick off. "Yes, Roger Federer is on my bucket list," Daniel responded when asked about playing the 39-year-old.