Roger Federer in the sights. Having clinched his ninth Australian Open of his career, Novak Djokovic is getting closer and closer to becoming the all-time number one. The Serbian, in fact, for the 309th week confirms himself in command of the world ranking with over 2 thousand points ahead of Rafa Nadal, second, and in 14 days he will conquer the record for the greatest number of weeks spent at the top of world tennis, which belongs to the Swiss (310).
The Serbian will start the 311/a week at the top on 8 March. Celebrated tennis writer, columnist, and pundit, Steve Flink, has predicted a tough comeback road for the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer.
Roger Federer's long-awaited comeback is about to come to pass
“It would be interesting to see what kind of form Roger Federer can show when he comes back next month,” Steve Flink said, stressing that it’s not easy picking up where one left off in the cutthroat world of contemporary men’s tennis.
Pointing out that he is “four years older” since his comeback win in 2017 and that the fact that “he’s been gone more than twice as long” (considering his last injury break), Flink said it is “going to be very difficult for Roger to get acclimated again”.
He added that “all the knee surgeries” would test Federer’s 39-year-old body even more on his return to competition. British tabloid 'The Sun' recently revealed images of Roger Federer’s luxurious holiday apartment in Dubai, much to the delight of his fans.
They have now also released images of the Swiss legend’s beautiful residence in Switzerland. Roger Federer's home is located in the Swiss municipality of Wollerau, overlooking Lake Zurich. The 39-year-old moved there in 2014, and shares it with his wife, parents and four kids.
The residence was built from scratch over a 1.5-acre plot of land. Some might even call it a 'glass house', as it has several floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Roger Federer commissioned this architectural marvel almost a decade ago, spending £6.5 million in the process.
The Federer family home is built over three floors. It is divided into two separate apartments - one for Federer, his wife and kids, and another for Federer's parents - Robert and Lynette. Roger Federer will make his comeback to the tour at next month's Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.
The ATP 250 event is scheduled to begin on 8 March 2021, and given that the tournament will be wrapped up in a week, Federer is likely to take the court on the opening day itself.