A few days ago all the eyes of tennis fans were concentrated in the ATP 250 tournament in Doha, a tournament that saw the return to the field, after an absence of over a year from the circuit, of twenty times Grand Slam title champion Roger Federer.
The Swiss champion arrived in a new outfit, especially as regards the footwear with shoes created especially for him. The shoes in question are the 'Roger Pro', On's first competition tennis shoes, shoes designed in Switzerland by Lab On and specially perfected by Roger.
To realize the design of this shoe, the technology of the On running shoes have been adapted to the needs of tennis enthusiasts, you need a technology necessary to adapt to lateral and rapid changes of direction at high speed.
Olivier Bernhard, co-founder and head of innovation at On, explained the final details of these shoes: "With a lateral movement, a tennis player can load up to three times his own weight on the shoe. These high forces require extreme agility and strong stability "Regarding Roger Federer's shoes, Bernhard clarified:" The shoes created by Roger Federer have a sole that leads to high density and excellent performance, they also have an internal structure that helps to keep the foot stable for its movements.
It also features Speedboard technology made from 100% carbon fiber that helps absorb impact and features improvements that can give Federer better response when changing direction." In addition, Bernhard, also a former professional tennis player, continued: "After so many years at the height of tennis and world sport Roger Federer knows exactly what it takes and how even a shoe can help during a tennis match, every little one detail.
This thing was fundamental for it to be used to produce this entire and particular project." Currently Federer is back in the pits and many are curious to know what the next tournament of the Swiss champion will be. Former Swiss player Marc Rosset recently spoke about his countryman Roger Federer's comeback this year.
Rosset claimed that Federer might not be ready to play at a high level yet, but insisted that 39-year-old should play a few matches on clay to get some match practice ahead of Wimbledon.
Rosset on Roger Federer's chance in 2021
"(Playing on clay) will allow Roger Federer to do a little land work, to get a bit of a physical shape," Marc Rosset said.
"Especially since Wimbledon is hardly won by serving-and-volleying, it is won from the baseline." Marc Rosset also recalled the 2018 season, pointing out that skipping clay could mean Roger Federer is not sharp enough for the grass season.
"The year he did not play on clay in 2018, he had made two grasscourt tournaments where he had not played a top 10 and then he lost against Kevin Anderson," Rosset remarked.