'Roger Federer showed how to carry yourself on the court with...', says ATP ace

“Roger Federer showed how to carry himself on the pitch with…” says ATP ace

Just over a month away from Roger Federer’s much-anticipated return. The former world no. The Swiss star, who has not set foot on the pitch since Wimbledon 2021, has played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious right knee injury.

The 41-year-old from Basel underwent three surgeries in 18 months, but he never thought of stopping. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will end his very short season at the ATP in Basel after the last two editions were canceled due to the pandemic.

The king was overtaken in the all-time majors rankings by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with the Serb also breaking the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. The hope of all tennis fans is that Roger ends his legendary career with great success.

In an interview with Graham Bensinger, Djokovic thanked Federer for inspiring him on and off the pitch.

Djokovic praises Roger Federer

“Well we still do that, we still push each other, we still push each other to be the best we could be on the court with the tennis racket,” said Novak Djokovic.

“Roger Federer has inspired me in many ways. Roger has shown not only me but all generations after him how efficiently and wisely you can train and organize your personal and professional life to thrive, to be your best self, to be a champion.

How to carry yourself on the pitch with dignity and everything,” he added. The legendary Serbian has faced many challenges since the beginning of this year. Djokovic has been banned from participating in the Australian Open 2022 because of his vaccination status.

After that, he also missed several ATP tours in the United States for the same reason. However, he came back fighting and won Wimbledon 2022 in dominating fashion. With his US Open hopes dwindling, Djokovic may have to wait until next year’s Australian Open to match Nadal’s Majors tally.

During his interview with Graham Bensinger, he was asked about the idea that Djokovic and Nadal’s friendship changed after he started beating the Spaniard. In response, Djokovic laughed and said: “We need to define what close friends mean.”

He also clarified, “We were never really close as I was close to my childhood friends or he was close to his friends.”

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