'I didn't think Roger Federer would become...', says former ATP ace

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'I didn't think Roger Federer would become...', says former ATP ace

Roger Federer's underlined goals are Roland Garros (May 23), Wimbledon (June 28) and the Tokyo Olympics (July 24), but he has to shoot and compete first in order to arrive at those events with a chance of victory. And it is that he has intact ambition and does not want to say goodbye to professional practice due to an injury.

This week it has been confirmed that Federer will play the Halle Tournament. Thus, the rumor mill that had multiplied around his withdrawal is extinguished. The 'Tennisnet' website has been in charge of publishing the good news.

"Since the health of our visitors, players, partners and employees is, of course, the top priority for us and our partner by name of the tournament, Noventi Health SE, we unfortunately only have the option of holding the tournament without an audience this year", said the note of the organizers of the test of 'The Cathedral', in a text in which it was indicated that Federer, Nishikori, Medvedev, Rublev, Roberto Bautista, Goffin or Khachanov will appear.

There the Swiss will start the grass season (from June 14), but it has been said that it will also be tested on land before the Parisian 'major' And he is pointing to the 1,000 Masters in Madrid as a mark of his return.

"I have not returned to play second round matches in remote corners. My goal is to win the big tournaments and beat the best in the world. I still believe that I am capable of doing it. It is also a dream at my age, but a dream based on logic", communicated the player himself.

Everything indicates that, if his anatomy is not twisted, he will return to the Spanish capital (May 2) after two years of absence and will shoot at the 1,000 Masters in Rome (May 9) before tackling Roland Garros. Former World No.

13 Andrei Pavel recently opined that 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's all-round game and incredible talent make him nearly incomparable. Speaking of that lone victory, the Romanian recalled how Federer was a relative unknown at the time.

Pavel on Roger Federer's incredible talent

"My only victory over Roger Federer was in Hamburg in 2000," Andrei Pavel said. "He was very young, 18 years old, and ranked 40th in the world. A year later he was already No.

1." Andrei Pavel went on to assert he had no inkling that Roger Federer, still a teenager then, would go on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The Romanian even claimed that Federer is a 'mega-complete' player.

"He then beat me four times in 3 months (in 2004)," Pavel said. "Roger is Roger. He's a mega-complete, mega-talented player; you can't compare him to too many people. When I defeated him, I didn't think he would become the best tennis player in history."