Hausherr: "Roger Federer has talent, but also a good environment around him"



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Hausherr: "Roger Federer has talent, but also a good environment around him"

81-year-old Peter Hausherr, the highest-ranked Swiss player in ITF Singles 80+ rankings, talked about Roger Federer in a recent interview: “Federer is a stroke of luck. Beyond his talent, he also has a good environment around him," Currently, out of the ATP Tour with a knee injury that required surgery, Roger will come back to the Tour in the grass season unless the spread of Covid-19 also puts summer tournaments at risk.

Hausherr also talked about his long-standing love for tennis, which seems to never end: "I started competitions in 1954 when I was around 16-years-old. I was a five-time singles champion at Aargau, three times in the doubles and two in the mixed doubles.

I also managed to join the national team and it was allowed me to participate to the national competitions of Switzerland. Later on, I started playing again and I realized I was still able. Sometimes I happen to take the court with people younger than fifteen years compared to me."

Despite his age, Hausherr has never lost his motivation: "Two years ago I tore the Achilles tendon, and it was a very difficult moment. Usually, however, I am always very well physically. My season has started in a positive way.

When I go out on the pitch, I do it to win." ATP tournaments have been suspended for six weeks, and now WTA has also decided to suspend women's tournaments until at least May 2nd. For now, we know players should come back on the court in the first days of May but it will depend on the spread of the Coronavirus.