Roger Federer: 'I know that you have to win against the very best to...'



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Roger Federer: 'I know that you have to win against the very best to...'

Next week he will finally see Roger Federer on the field, who has been absent for over two months after his brief spell on the concrete in Doha. The Swiss phenomenon will wet his debut on clay in Geneva, where there are many fierce rivals waiting for him.

The former world number 1 has made a further training block in the last period, hoping to find him in better shape than his two appearances in Qatar. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had shown good signs from a strictly tennis point of view, but he seemed very far from the top of his physical condition.

The 39-year-old from Basel confirmed his presence at Roland Garros, where in 2019 he reached the semi-finals by surrendering to eternal rival Rafael Nadal on a super windy day. King Roger has repeatedly stressed his willingness to focus on Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, which could truly represent the latest efforts in his wonderful career.

In a long interview granted to 'RTS' in recent days, the King expressed his desire to return to compete with the best on the circuit.

Roger Federer describes his training sessions

"When I see the guys on TV, I think the level is incredible," Roger Federer explained.

"I hope I can come back to that level, with Stan Wawrinka, too. I know that you have to win against the very best to win titles. It's going to be interesting. I'm looking forward to meeting them." During the interaction, Roger Federer mentioned that his training sessions are going according to plan and that he has played practice matches extensively over the last few weeks.

"My training sessions went off without problems," Federer revealed. "I played a lot the last few weeks after the fitness program. It's nice to do what I can do best again. I'm looking forward to seeing what it will be like in a game now."

Tennis is one of the oldest sports and the Wimbledon Championships is one of the oldest tournaments played in this prestigious sport. It is played on the grass courts, which is a traditional surface and has been into flow since 1877.

Fans from all over the world attend this event and are often considered a top priority by every avid tennis fan. In the previous year, spectators purchased tickets and will be given first preference to purchase their tickets for this year’s edition as the event was canceled in 2020.

However, organizers are being cautious to ensure they are able to react to changing circumstances that may lead to an increase or decrease in attendance. Due to the pandemic, there have numerous changes with regard to fans attending.

Curbing large crowds help reduce the spread of the virus. To not have full capacity attendance in tournaments has been a policy followed by most organizers recently and will be followed in SW 19 too.