After his official comeback last month in the ATP tournament in Doha, there is a lot of anticipation and curiosity about when Roger Federer's next match on the circuit will be, the first this year on clay. On the threshold of his 40th birthday in a few months, Roger still wants to compete and has officially registered for the Masters 1000 in Madrid while he will not participate in Rome.
It is not yet official, but the Swiss could also participate in the 'home' tournament that will be held this year on clay in Geneva. Federer is working to get back in the best possible way and the clay season, including Roland Garros, are not priorities but are preparatory for this year's real goals, namely the Wimbledon tournament and the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
Recently Roland Garros was postponed by a week and thus approaching Wimbledon, but this does not mean big changes for the Swiss champion who is working to play at his best this phase of the season. In a recent interview with Life Style, Indian legend Mahesh Bhupathi comments on Roger Federer.
Bhupathi speaks about Roger Federer's greatness
“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.
Federer had unveiled his new signature footwear in Doha, on the sidelines of the Qatar Open, which was also his comeback event. The 39-year-old was away from tennis for 14 months after undergoing a second knee surgery at the end of his Australian Open campaign last year.
He won his comeback match in Doha against British star Dan Evans. The ‘foot doctor’ adds that the shoes have been designed exclusively to suit Federer’s foot shape and if the makers were to scale up production for general consumers then they have to design a range of foot sizes, thereby resulting in a significant uptick in manufacturing expenses.
It is understood that the eight-time Wimbledon champion was actively involved with ‘On’, the manufacturer, in designing the ‘Roger Pro’.