‘Roger Federer does everything right’, says former ATP star

Russian player Andrey Rublev’s path to Indian Wells was interrupted early, having gone out in Game 2 against Tommy Paul at 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Today at number 6 in the world rankings, the Muscovite beat Ivo Karlovic and Pedro Martínez to reach the third round of the last US Open, where he was defeated by Frances Tiafoe in a long battle that ended only in the decisive part. Born in 1997, Rublev is currently the third-youngest player in the ATP top 10. Also present in the last edition of the Laver Cup in Boston, Andrey took the field in the match against Argentine Diego Schwartzman, won in a comeback 4-6, 6-3 and 11-9. He also won both of his doubles matches, played with Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Commenting on Australia’s choice to allow only vaccinated players to participate in the various Tour events, Andrey said: “I know the conditions. If players do not want to be quarantined for two weeks, they must be vaccinated. As far as I know, Australia recognizes many vaccines. If you have not had the vaccine you will not be able to leave your room for two weeks, which means that you will not be able to participate in the ATP Cup or any other event before the Australian Open.” In a recent interview with La Nacion, Leonardo Mayer opened up about a number of topics, including the famed GOAT debate. Mayer admitted that it was “difficult” to pick one of the three but revealed that he considers Roger Federer the greatest ever.

Leonardo Mayer on Roger Federer

Former World No. 21 Leonardo Mayer believes Roger Federer is the greatest player in the history of the sport because “he does everything right.” Mayer, who retired from the sport earlier this month, also explained why training with Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal has both pros and cons. “How difficult… Of those three is the one you (Journalist Sebastian Torok like the most,” Mayer said. “Federer is for me. He does everything right.” It is pertinent to note that Mayer’s anxiety attacks began just a few weeks ahead of the Swiss’ invitation. “I couldn’t train. I wasn’t going to be able to put up with the pressure that meant being with Federer; I couldn’t,” explained Mayer. “(Ivan) Ljubicic, Federer’s coach, contacted the Boy (Mariano Hood), who was with me, and proposed it to him. I told him to let me think for a while, but I rejected him (Roger Federer).”