In the match valid for the second round of the ATP 500 tournament in Halle, the Swiss and world tennis legend, Roger Federer, fell in three sets to the young and talented Canadian tennis player Felix Auger Aliassime, winner with a result of 4-6; 6-3; 6-2 in just under two hours of play.
There are many aspects that worried the fans of the Swiss champion and Roger himself, who at the end of the game was disappointed and at the same time worried about everything that was happening. Federer played a good first set with both players fighting on equal terms and with Roger who made experience and class prevail over his beloved grass courts.
As the minutes passed, Felix seemed increasingly calm as Roger highlighted important issues, especially during his duty shifts. An alarming fact was immediately revealed at the end of the loss to Auger Aliassime: the Canadian's victory was made even more evident thanks to the many break points that Auger had during the match.
In fact, Felix had 15 break points in a best-of-three-set match and this stat with Federer several times under 0-40 or 15-40 during the match meant that everyone noticed the following: never in his career Roger Federer He conceded all of these break points in a best-of-two-for-three game on his beloved turf.
A situation that with the 40 years that are now getting closer and closer highlights one of the main difficulties of the Swiss tennis player during competitions. Roger Federer not only showed mobility problems (these also in Paris) but also excellent numbers in the service against the Canadian, an excellent tennis player but certainly not a phenomenon in the return, who knew how to respond without particular concerns at the service of the Swiss champion.
Now, as Federer himself pointed out at the conference, it is time to think about Wimbledon, his main goal for this 2021.
Andy Murray reflects on Roger Federer
Andy Murray has offered his support to Roger Federer after the Swiss suffered another setback in his return from injury, losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round at Halle.
"Felix is another guy that has a huge serve and goes for his shots. You know, you’re kind of wanting to get into a bit of a rhythm and it’s not happening, so it can be hard," Murray said. But the former World No.
1 believes Roger Federer will iron out the kinks in his game heading into Wimbledon. "I understand why it would be frustrating for Federer, but I’m sure he will work it out," Murray added. ‘It’s different playing at Slams.
It’s not the same as competing at the other tournaments, and certainly I don’t think for the other players, like stepping on court with somebody like him at Wimbledon will be different. Yeah, I think he’ll figure stuff out."