In recent days, Roger Federer has provided some updates to his fans regarding his physical condition. The former world number 1 underwent knee surgery for the third time in the last year and a half, thanks to a bloody relapse during the grass season. The Swiss phenomenon has already begun rehabilitation and hopes to be back in good shape by the beginning of 2022. The hope of all tennis fans is that King Roger can at least indulge in a final catwalk before hanging up his racket. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will not even be able to take part in the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, which he himself designed (together with the ‘Team 8’ agency), which will take place over the weekend at the TD Garden in Boston. Federer’s name made headlines – albeit indirectly – thanks to the documentary ‘UNTOLD: Breaking Point’, centered on the life of former ATP number 7 Mardy Fish. The American had to undergo heart surgery, which marked his career to a large extent. The main purpose of the documentary is to shed light on Fish’s physical and mental problems. The latter found himself competing in the best years of King Roger’s career.
Mardy Fish on Roger Federer
“I think the bubble was named Roger Federer, you know?” Fish said on being asked why the bubble burst for American tennis. “He figured out a way to win every time. Every single time.” The 2004 Olympic silver medalist further heaped praise on Roger Federer’s innate ability to finish a point with just a flick of the wrist. “Roger had this aura of invincibility about him where you just could never breathe, cause he could turn it like that,” Fish said. “Boom. Point’s over.” Mardy Fish went on to recall his 2004 Halle final against Roger Federer. “We played in the final of 2004 in Halle,” Fish said. “Roger went up 6-0, 3-0 in like 25 minutes. I’m like ‘unbelievable, this guy’s gonna beat me 6-0, 6-0 in the finals of a tournament’. I think he probably felt bad for all of the people that had paid money to come watch, and I’m still to this day convinced that he prolonged the match a little bit longer so it was 6-0, 6-3. He made it like an hour. And when it couldn’t get any worse, in 2005, a guy named Nadal came around and then 2007 a guy named Novak Djokovic,” Fish added. “And I’m like ‘whoa!’ The top three greatest players of all time in the exact same generation.”