Roger Federer: 'In my normal life, everything was improvised based...'

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Roger Federer: 'In my normal life, everything was improvised based...'

World number one Novak Djokovic has been absent since the last Australian Open 2021, a tournament he won that allowed him to win the 18th Grand Slam title of his career. Novak in Australia accomplished a great feat, as in the third set of the third round match against Taylor Fritz he was stopped by an abdominal tear, but he nonetheless went on and won the Australian Open.

Currently Djokovic is still in the pits and has also decided to miss the Miami Open, the first Masters 1000 of this 2021. He did so by announcing it with the following statement: “Dear fans, I am very sorry to announce that this year he will not play in the tournament.

of Miami. I have decided to use this precious time to stay home and spend it with my family. With all these restrictions in place, I have to take stock and decide how to organize my time between life at home and life on the ATP circuit.

I can't wait to go back to Miami next year”. Novak Djokovic has reached several records in his career, a few weeks ago he surpassed Roger Federer and became the tennis player with the most weeks at the top of the ATP ranking.

Now his goal is to surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the race for the Grand Slam titles with the Serbian now 18 and the first two leading this ranking with 20. Marian Vajda, historical coach of the Serbian champion, thus revealed some anecdotes about the successes of the champion: "After Novak Djokovic became number one and won Wimbledon his life had changed, I was worried that he would stop because he had conquered everything, but the reality is that now he continues to dominate and win legends quite consecutively like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal."

Roger Federer recently spoke at length about his off-court life during the ongoing pandemic, revealing that he would often have conversations with his good friend Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer talks about his 2020

"No, I haven't 'binged' that much, neither movies nor series," Roger Federer said.

"I was busy becoming the family quarterback, for once. In my tennis life, I make the big decisions and people manage the day-to-day for me. There, I was really happy to pilot details with my wife, to think of things for the children, the garden, the house."

The eight-time Wimbledon champion further mentioned that living a non-tennis life was relaxing, as he didn't need to depend on on-court results for his daily life decisions. "I made video meetings with ATP, I communicated with Rafa [Nadal] in particular," Federer continued.

"In my normal life, everything was improvised based on the results. I often left at the last minute, took out my things and put them back together. Since the confinement, I have had time."