For the Swiss Maestro Roger Federer, absent in Tokyo 2021 due to a physical problem and to recover from the fatigue of the grass-season, did a fun-training session with former soccer French star player Thierry Henry. After announcing his retirement from the Olympic Games due to a knee problem, Roger Federer decided to enjoy a vacation in Croatia.
As reported by the Croatian media 24sata, the Swiss champion and his wife Mirka were photographed in a restaurant in Mali Lošinj in the company of coach Ivan Ljubicic and former Frnche forward and Arsenal star Thierry Henry.
Before retiring at the Olympics, Federer, at the beginning of the season, also skipped the Australian Open, in which he had always taken part since the year of his first appearance, returns to the ATP 250 in Doha, after 14 months of hiatus.
He wins the debut match against English Evans in three sets but gives in the quarterfinals, after missing a match point, to Georgian Basilasvili. In the spring, after the fleeting appearance at the 250 Genevan, which sees him eliminated at his debut, he returns to face a Grand Slam.
At Roland Garros, credited with the eighth seed, he eliminated Istomin in three sets and Cilic and Koepfer in four, gaining access to the second round against Berrettini, from whom, however, he retired in order not to tire his knee too much after the long stop and be able to best present on grass.
However, even in Halle and Wimbledon, as we all know by now, things went badly. Then came the withdrawal from Tokyo.