‘Roger Federer has to be the one with the most…’, says ATP star

A player who has not at all disfigured in the ATP circuit during his competitive career, selling his skin dearly against all his rivals and obtaining very satisfactory results. David Ferrer commented on the current moment of men’s tennis, divided by the Big Three, struggling with injuries and other problems, which demonstrate their strength in big tournaments (especially Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, given the long absence of Roger Federer, who however, he did not disappoint the expectations in the few games played in 2021), and the ‘new generation’ which is taking up more and more space. The former Spanish tennis player, a specialist above all on clay, even boasts a final in 2013 at Roland Garros, the year in which he obtained the semifinal at the Australian Open and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, becoming third in the ATP world rankings. In 2019 he announced his retirement from competitions. The Iberian confessed all his opinions in an interview with Sky Sport, together with another former athlete of the caliber of the Australian Mark Philippoussis: “Everything will be tighter next year. Nole is one of the best players on the planet. Roger Federer’s problem is that he will not play in Australia and there are serious doubts that he will be in Wimbledon (practically half a season in the pits). Right now Djokovic is playing well and healthy,” he underlined, speaking of the three champions who currently have the same Major titles (20). On the players under 25 who have appeared in the very first positions of the ranking: “They are improving every year. But we cannot compare this generation with Rafa, Roger and Novak, because it is impossible.”

Roger Federer is still recovering

World No. 13 Diego Schwartzman waxed lyrical about Roger Federer during his recent interview appearance for ESPN. “Roger is a gentleman, he’s perfect on the pitch, but on the outside he’s even more perfect,” Schwartzman said. “In the players’ room joking around with everyone and being close to everyone, that’s impressive. But on the court, he makes you feel like you have no idea what to do with him.” Schwartzman chalked it up to the variety of shots Federer had at his disposal, the most diverse assortment in tennis history in his opinion. “I had times in my games with him where I felt good playing, and it seemed like he was bored and was going to beat me whenever he wanted,” Schwartzman said. “He has to be the one with the most variations and tennis repertoire in history. I hope he never retires,” Schwartzman said. “I mean, really. Let him play in a suit if necessary.”