Many colleagues and professionals were amazed by the level of play expressed by Roger Federer in Doha. Absent from the circuit for over 14 months, the Swiss phenomenon has reached the quarter-finals also wasting a match point against the future winner of the tournament Nikoloz Basilashvili.
The former world number 1, aware that he still has to work on the level of physical condition, has given up on subsequent appointments in Dubai and Miami to carry out a further training block. The calendar of the 39-year-old from Basel is not yet defined, but it is still possible to identify some clues in this regard.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion appears in the entry list of the Mutua Madrid Open, scheduled for the first week of May, and there are also rumors of his possible participation in the ATP in Geneva. Everything is silent with regard to Roland Garros, with the postponement of a week of the Parisian Grand Slam which could lead the Swiss to some reflections.
King Roger has repeatedly stated that Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics will be his big goals in 2021, not forgetting the US Open at the end of the summer. In a recent interview with 'Life Style', double legend Mahesh Bhupathi praised Federer's unique class.
Bhupathi talks about Roger Federer
“Roger Federer won't be the GOAT, but he will remain the best looking player to watch. Novak Djokovic is gaining points that he had no chance of winning due to his physical form.
Rafael Nadal comes off with bursts on the forehand. It’s a steamroller. But with Federer it's always amazing half volleys, or great backhands. Against Dan Evans (in Doha), after 13 months without playing, he dropped a backhand on the line on match point.
Only Federer can do that. Its variety is astounding. His second serve is the best I have ever faced. It has the ability to hit multiple spots with the same throw and at multiple speeds. His game is based on saving time,” Mahesh Bhupathi perfectly analyzed.
One of the four major Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon, takes place every year between late June till late July. It attracts the best players in the world and has hosted some of the most iconic matches. It is the oldest event and has been going on for over 140 years.
The tournament happens to be the only Major that is played on grass. Recently, the All England Club purchased a neighboring golf course, which will help the club expand. It will be the largest expansion in the history of the Club and will boast an addition of 39 new tennis courts. It will have an 8000 seater court which will have a retractable roof.