In a video released by the ATP, Dominic Stricker revealed that it was a privilege to share the tennis court with Roger Federer.
Stricker explained: “I will never forget training with Roger Federer, it was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed every single minute I spent on the pitch with him. I am really happy that I was given such an opportunity.”
Speaking at Eurosport, Mats Wilander analyzed the King’s prospects in detail: “Federer will only return to a stable plant if he feels he can compete with the best. The ranking does not smile at him and he could be forced to face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam next year.
He will only be willing to do it if he feels he has a chance. At the moment, no one can know what his level will be. He doesn’t even know. If he is physically well, I hope to see him again at Wimbledon in 2023. In some ways, I think Roger’s return will be very similar to that of Serena Williams.”
The Swiss legend hasn’t played an official match since Wimbledon 2021.
Roger Federer’s come back on the court
Roger Federer has inspired so many kids around the world. The Swiss phenomenon has had an exceptional career, which has not been affected in the slightest by the knee problem that has plagued him in the last two seasons.
The former ATP number 1 played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses. After a stark defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021, the 40-year-old from Basel has announced that he will have to operate for the third time in 18 months.
Despite the lengthy rehabilitation, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has never abandoned the desire to return to the field. If there are no further unforeseen events, the Maestro will return to action at the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September.
The Swiss will close his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.