On Sunday, Roger Federer was named the best Swiss athlete of the last 70 years at a ceremony in Zurich. Speaking to the media about the holiday, the Swiss phenomenon – who did not play an official tournament at the Australian Open in January last year – acknowledged that his participation in Happy Slam in 2021 is highly questionable (even in the event of a tournament slip.
in February). The former world number one confessed that he is not yet in 100% fit and that his main goals in 2021 will be Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open. “My hope was to be 100% by October, but I am not today.
It will be difficult to get to the Australian Open. I would like to be further in the recovery process, but at the same time I am satisfied with my progress “- said Roger for the SRF microphones. It goes without saying that, in a short time, these words traveled around the world and threw in despair the countless fans of the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Interviewed by Sky Sports in recent days, ATP number 59 Frances Tiafoe wanted to praise the greatness of the Basel legend.
Tiafoe on the greatness of Roger Federer
Frances Tiafoe claimed that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is a “perfect person”, but even someone like him is critical – suggesting that there are no winnings against people.
“The real recognizes the real,” Tiafoe said. “Roger Federer is the most perfect guy in the world for me, and I bet some people don’t like him. You can’t please everyone and you kind of move with that energy. You do the right things and these people do things that are right and they can sleep well at night knowing that.
Some people will love it, some will hate it, you just have to swallow it. “Roger Federer has questioned his participation in the Australian Open, suggesting it will be a tight race for him to be ready in time for the Melbourne event.
The 20-time Slam champion added that his focus will be on the major events of the second half of the season – Wimbledon, the US Open and the Tokyo Olympics. According to a translation reported by the Swiss press SRF, Federer expressed his disappointment that he is not yet 100% fit, before stating that he was satisfied with his progress so far.
“I would have hoped to be 100% by October. But I’m not there yet. It will be tight for the Australian Open. I would like to be further, but at the same time I’m happy with where I am right now.” , it is said that Roger Federer said.