Roger Federer will be one of the great protagonists at the next Tokyo Olympics. The 20-time winner of the Grand Slam, he spoke in the course of an interview expressing all his doubts about whether or not to dispute the Games.
In Japan, the start of the Olympics is in fact scheduled from 23 July to 8 August after being postponed to March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After several controversies and above all the contagion index which in Tokyo still seems to be high, the Games will be played.
In this regard, there are several athletes who have expressed concern about this situation. In fact, Japan is fighting a wave of infections that have led the government to extend the state of emergency in the capital, or Tokyo and in three other areas, until the end of May.
Federer's outburst is therefore added to that of other champions of the caliber of Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams. "I honestly don't know what to think," said the Swiss Leman Blue Federer on Swiss television.
Marc Rosset reflects on Roger Federer
Former World No. 9 Marc Rosset recently spoke at length about countryman Roger Federer, comparing the 39-year-old's technical instincts to those of Zinedine Zidane and Diego Maradona.
Rosset also spoke in glowing terms about Federer's relationship with Rafael Nadal, likening the two to a set of Siamese twins. "His vision," Rosset said. "Like a Zidane or a Maradona in football, they see everything faster.
With Roger, we are in 'Matrix' Top players have better eye-hand-brain coordination. It always seems like they have time. Some say he is diplomatic, but listen to his press conferences, he says it all," Rosset said.
"For me, Nadal and Federer are Siamese twins, for their simplicity and their humility, in their values and the conception of their sport. If one day they both go fishing, I wouldn't be surprised." Tennis ace Roger Federer was out of action for over a year due to a knee injury he suffered in the previous season.
Currently, the Swiss superstar is in Geneva, getting ready to compete in his first clay-court event of the season. After returning on the Tour in Doha earlier this year, he will be seen after another break of close to two months.
Not long ago, a video surfaced in which Federer was seen practicing, giving fans a glimpse of his first knock on the clay courts. In the clip, the Swiss ace was working on his shots from the baseline. At the start, he was hitting balls a little casually, but as the video progressed, the intensity in his shot-making increased.