After more than a year and a half of absence due to the pandemic and a double knee surgery, the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam titles Roger Federer has gradually returned to the circuit acquiring confidence with the tennis courts.
Doha, Geneva, Roland Garros and Halle were the watershed that saw the Swiss return between highs and lows showing a good level in some races and a fairly mediocre condition in others. Roger Federer arrived at Wimbledon with one condition and with many doubts with the fans of the Swiss champion who did not have many expectations.
The defeat that came too quickly in Halle has in fact destroyed many ambitions of those who thought in a Roger among the favorites for the victory of Wimbledon but the latest performances on the London grass are restoring confidence.
After a very difficult start against the French Mannarino Federer he beat Richard Gasquet and Cameron Norrie without any particular worries and thus led to the Wimbledon Round of 16. The second week begins today and Roger is still among the main protagonists of the tournament, a condition that many did not give for certain at the beginning of Wimbledon.
In today's match another tough obstacle for Roger Federer who will face the Italian tennis player Lorenzo Sonego. In the course of a recent interview, the Swiss champion dealt with many topics, from his performance at Wimbledon to his physical condition and finally the Swiss tennis player talked about how he is experiencing the 'bubble', a difficult condition for any tennis player but even more complicated if we are talking about a tennis player who will turn 40 in a year.
Here are his words: "The bubble is horrible. I talk to my family three times a day to check that everything is fine, it's no fun not to have them with me. When they ask me what I will do on my day off I answer that I will go for a walk and then I'll go back to the room, there's nothing else to do."
Roger Federer praises Novak Djokovic
Speaking to reporters after reaching the fourth-round at All England with a four-set win over Englishman Cameron Norrie, Roger Federer paid a rich compliment to his Serbian rival, saying he has worked incredibly hard on his fitness and is also “playing great”.
“No, I don’t think I am playing because he is doing well or he is doing great things, same as Rafa (Nadal). I think I’m doing my own thing and I had problems of my own, with my knee. That’s been the focus,” Federer said.
Federer, too, acknowledged that his old rival is in sight of another title at All England and will possibly go on to bigger things. “Very, very impressive to see what again he is doing this year. It’s gonna be another big one for him in the coming days.
There’s always danger in the draw, wherever you look but at the same time he is able to have different ways how to win matches and he has done incredibly well in Australia and in Paris it was exceptional of course,” the 39-year-old said.