Interviewed by the Evening Standard, British swimmer Adam Peaty revealed that he has always been a huge fan of Roger Federer. Adam, winner of three Olympic gold medals, said Roger was a source of inspiration for him.
He told: “I am inspired by all the best athletes, but Roger Federer is the one I like the most. I have always loved the way he plays and his attitude on the pitch. He has shown an extraordinary longevity, everyone would like to be like him.”
Also John McEnroe expressed his opinion on the return of the Maestro: “Whenever a tournament starts and Roger Federer is not there, he misses him a lot. Roger is the most elegant player I’ve ever seen on a tennis court. As a lover of this sport, I can’t wait for him to return to the court.
If he wants to get back in the game, he has every right to do so and no one can challenge his decision. However, an 80% Federer would not be enough to return competitive at his age. We found out with Andy Murray. “
Roger Federer’s come back
Roger Federer made his debut on the ATP Tour back in 1998. Although a knee injury has severely limited him in the last two seasons, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has had a very long career and has taken countless satisfactions.
The Swiss champion played just 13 official matches last year, racking up nine wins and four defeats. The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, a far too meager booty for a legend of his caliber.
A few weeks after the Championships, the former world number 1 announced that he will have to operate for the third time in 18 months. Barring further setbacks, the 40-year-old from Basel will return to the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from 23-25 September.
Federer will also compete in the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.