Roger Federer will not return to the pitch this year due to a knee relapse. The Swiss champion had returned to the tour last March in Doha, but there was never the feeling that he was in 100% condition. His 2021 went into the archive with only 13 games played and a far from exhilarating balance of nine wins against four defeats. His best result came at Wimbledon, where he hit the quarterfinals thanks to a not impossible draw. Stopping his run was Hubert Hurkacz, who dominated the match on the Center Court by also giving his illustrious opponent a bagel in the third set. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will have to undergo his third knee operation in less than a year and a half, hoping to be back in action for at least one last runway. The former world number 1 said he was confident about it, but at his age there can be no guarantees. In a recent interview for the ITF website, the 40-year-old from Basel highlighted the positive aspects that have arisen from monetary and technological progress.
Roger Federer is the consummate artist
There is no doubt that the world of sports is completely dependent on money at the moment. The world is moving ahead with the help of money and so is sports. However, Roger Federer has highlighted the positives of monetary and technological advancements in this field. He spoke mainly regarding the game and the advantage players will be having with their racquets and fitness. “Nowadays, because of the money as well, players have bigger teams, you take better care of yourself, travelling is getting easier than it used to be 20-30 years ago,” said Federer. “So, I think we’re also going to see bigger players hitting bigger, and then I think there’s always going to be something in racket technology, and string technology that’s going to come, that’s going to give us more topspin, more control so that we can hit harder through the ball,” said Federer. “I believe it’s the same with the wheelchair itself. It’s going to be more mobile, more fast. There’s always going to be little things to adjust. I just think the rules need to comply that it still stays an even playing field. But interesting times ahead of us I think,” said Federer. If there’s one athlete that embodies the phrase ‘poetry in motion’ it is Roger Federer. And that has played a big part in how his popularity has transcended the sport.