Roger Federer has indeed become, and has established himself over the years, a face of aspiration and success for everyone. A person that everyone knows for his successes both on and off the court. It is difficult for fans to forget the achievements of the Swiss champion in the sport that, thanks to his incomparable style and the charisma that has distinguished him, he was able to rise up and re-launch himself, together with the help and talent of other great tennis players. The 20 Slams won in his career (6 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 8 Wimbledon and 5 Us Open), as well as other important triumphs, have made him one of the most successful players in history along with the remaining two ‘ Big 3 ‘Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A record that the now 40-year-old from Basel still wants to try to tweak, making official in recent weeks the decision to end the 2021 season, to undergo surgery on his right knee and give himself another opportunity to return to the supercompetitive in 2022. But Roger Federer has distinguished himself as an entrepreneur and testimonial to major international brands, who have targeted him to dramatically increase profits. The former number one in the ATP rankings has relaunched On Running shares since 2019, when he joined the group, increasing online sales by more than 200%. His ‘endorsement’, especially in terms of image, was the decisive turning point for the company, which also took advantage of the presence of 6,500 stores in some 50 countries around the world.
Roddick comments on Roger Federer
Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick is the latest to comment on Roger Federer’s unhappy news. Speaking to the Tennis Channel on the sidelines of the National Bank Open, Roddick claimed that a comeback following a fourth knee surgery would be an “uphill battle” for the Swiss. “He’s aware of what he was coming back from after these previous knee surgeries,” Roddick said. “He wasn’t moving that well, he was a shadow of what we know as Roger. To add another knee surgery to that and to have him come back with that losy time, obviously, he knows it is going to be an uphill battle,” he added. Roddick further expressed how “horrible” it was to watch one of the sport’s best players struggle physically. “We need patience,” Roddick said. “It’s horrible to see the icons of the game to go out because their bodies give out. I personally hope that he can come back and leave on his own terms. I don’t care if he’s as good as he once was, that’s unimportant to me at this point,” the American added. “What’s important is that he gets the goodbye that he wants.”