‘Roger Federer should opt for best-of-three events’, says expert

On October 22, at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace, Aslan Karatsev held a post-match press conference, who addressed the semifinals of the VTB Kremlin Cup-2021 tournament. During a conversation with journalists, the athlete spoke about the upcoming match with Karen Khachanov and how he will prepare for this semifinal match. Aslan, tell us about the match with Gilles Simon. Yesterday he called you a favorite and remembered the training you did in Galle. How do you remember it then? Then he was eighth in the world, we played for the same club. It was a nightmare, then he dragged all the balls. Now of course he’s old, he’s gotten a little slower. But the main thing is that today I played better than him. It wasn’t the best game for me, but luckily I managed to win. Can we say that he won the class today? Yes, but there was fatigue. I had to find the strength. I’m glad I managed to lead the game to victory. How is your adjustment after a difficult flight from California? Better and better. Tomorrow I play again with the last pitch, I have enough time to recover. What do you expect from playing with Karen? We had long and difficult matches, in St. Petersburg last year we played three sets, in Canada there were two long sets. The best tennis will have to be shown. I will prepare it and show it. How strong is Karen? How difficult is it to play against a compatriot? She serves well, the bottom line is decent, she always plays well here. There is no doubt in saying that Roger Federer enjoys love and admiration of millions of fans across the globe. The Swiss star has also been the recipient of several accolades on the ATP tour as well as from the Switzerland government.

Roger Federer has spent over two decades on tour

Zeljko Franulovic, tournament director of the Monte-Carlo Masters, is hoping to convince Roger Federer to take part in next year’s edition of the ATP 1000 event. “I’m certain that he (Roger Federer) will give everything he has to be able to stage another comeback on the tour, no one knows where he’ll play,” Franulovic said. “However, I think that on the clay he should opt for best-of-three events like Monte-Carlo and Rome rather than the French Open. We hope to convince him to play.” Roger Federer has spent over two decades on tour, and during this period, he has participated in the Monte-Carlo Masters 13 times. He made his debut at the event in 1999 and was thrashed in the first round by Vince Spadea, who served the Swiss a bagel.