Roger Federer: 'I checked the results almost every two hours'



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Roger Federer: 'I checked the results almost every two hours'

There is now very little and the countdown for the return to the field of tennis legend Roger Federer will be over. The Swiss tennis player will make his debut in the match valid for the second round of the Doha tournament against the winner of the match between Daniel Evans and Jeremy Chardy.

The Swiss tennis player entered the Doha conference room, something that had an effect on all the insiders and really dealt with many issues. Here are his words: "I think that especially in the first rounds it will be strange for me, but it will become even more particular when I will be involved in matches from the quarter-finals and maybe in a final.

Playing without spectators is unusual for me even if there will be 2 thousand spectators here and not zero. Gradually I will understand how it works with the issue of travel and quarantines, but for the moment I am grateful to be able to play again.

Roger Federer revealed that he watched tennis very frequently during his time away from the sport. The Swiss star further mentioned that he would keep a tab on the results of all matches, including the ones on the Challenger tour.

Roger Federer on watching tennis during his time away

"I watched a lot of tennis - I wanted to know what was going on, and checked the results almost every two hours, including the results of Challenger tournaments and doubles," Roger Federer said.

"I was impressed with how high the level was." The 20-time Major champion explained that it was important for him to get a feel of the matches. "It was very important to me that I could play points and sets for the last two months," Federer said.

"First Stricker came to Dubai and most recently I played about 20 sets with Dan Evans. I am very happy with my knee." World No.1 Novak Djokovic can now see his name solely on top of an elite ranking record. He has now completed 311 as the World No.1 thus going past Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks.

But on this occasion, Djokovic has been subtle in celebrating the historic day. Becoming World No.1 was one of Djokovic’s biggest dreams as a tennis prodigy. His childhood wasn’t normal as his country struggled with years of war and violence.

But he credits that for his unparalleled mental strength and will, which has brought him this far in the sport. “I think this achievement is something that I dreamt of when I was a kid. Starting to play tennis and it’s kind of a tribute to the love and commitment that I have for the sport I hope that I can keep going and playing at this level because the thirst of competition and uh being part of the professional tennis world is still there,” Djokovic said in an interview with NDTV.