After about ten days, the Masters 1000 in Miami officially ended, the first Masters 1000 of this 2021. It was certainly a rather anomalous tournament that saw many absent before the start of the tournament, first of all the Big Three and the Austrian Dominic Thiem and on the other hand many sensational eliminations during the tournament, above all those of the two Russians Medvedev and Rublev and that of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The German Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, went out even in the first match played. The Miami tournament has always had great champions, just think that in the roll of honor André Agassi dominates with 6 successes and the number one in the world Novak Djokovic, chasing the twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer with 4 titles.
This year, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, who won the final over the young Jannik Sinner, was added by surprise. Federer, who returned to competitive action at ATP Doha after taking a 14-month break to recover from a second knee surgery that he underwent last year, said that while “no two days are the same” back home, what’s guaranteed is some “peace and quiet”.
Roger Federer says what’s guaranteed in his homeland is peace and quiet
“No two days are the same, that is clear. We are spontaneous and do what other families do,” the six-time Australian Open champion said.
Roger Federer added that the quiet, laidback way of living back home lets him step out with his kids into the woods or to a nearby park or playground on weekends. “Fortunately, it’s easy in Switzerland…for example, I went to the forest with my children and went to the park the day before.
Or we go to the playground,” said the Swiss, who also has eight Wimbledon titles to his credit. “It is important to me that we are outdoors a lot and in nature and also enjoy the peace and quiet a little,” Federer said.
It’s hard to imagine an ATP Finals draw without Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Dominic Thiem, but such could realistically be the case at the elite season-ender this year. As the players stand right now on the basis of their rankings points accrued this year, Federer, Nadal, and Thiem, who make the cream of contemporary men’s tennis alongside current World No.
1 Novak Djokovic, currently have no hope of sealing qualifying places for the prestigious event. Federer, who returned to competitive action after a 14-month absence at Doha, only to bow out in the quarters, is currently at the 200th place with just 45 ranking points.
He would hope to make solid ground at Halle and Wimbledon in the hope of sealing a qualifying spot at an event he has won six times.