'Roger Federer has practiced in such a way that...', says expert

“Roger Federer practiced in such a way that…” says the expert

Tennis loses another of its stars. After the retirement of one of the best tennis players in history, Serena Williams, the time has also come for men’s tennis: Roger Federer has said goodbye to the tennis world. In a social post, the Swiss explained that his physical condition did not support him enough to resume his professional career, that he saw his last match at Wimbledon in 2021 with his loss to Hubert Hurkacz.

A career plagued by numerous records: from the number of victories achieved to triumphs in the Slam and ATP rankings. In the world rankings, Roger Federer holds a record that no other tennis player can match: 237 consecutive weeks as number one in the world.

On February 2, 2004, the Swiss star topped the rankings for the first time, 23rd in tennis history. The day after his Australian Open victory, which he beat Marta Safin, the first page of history was written and a domain that would last until August 17, 2008.

For more than four years, the Swiss champion has never left the conquered throne: two titles in Australia, four Wimbledons and three US Opens; He also won these last two Slams in succession. A dominance that ended when the three remaining members of what would later become the Fab Four entered tennis and began setting their own records.

In fact, it was Rafael Nadal who snatched the title he had held for those four years: on August 18, 2008, the Spaniard became the new number one. None of them did better than Roger Federer: Djokovic, who has held the record as number one for weeks, stopped at 122 consecutive weeks at the turn of 2014 and 2016.

For his part, Nadal didn’t have a great relationship at the top of the rankings: sometimes a romantic relationship, but never really on an ongoing basis.

Paganini talks about Federer

Pierre Paganini, the great architect of Roger Federer’s overall success, physical coach of Swiss players for decades, returned to the announcement of Roger’s retirement as well as his chances to compete in the Laver Cup, the last competition of her career.

“In July it was pretty clear that a return to the race track would be impossible, at that time we combined the different elements in training,” said the fitness trainer Blick before answering the famous question about his participation in the Laver Cup.

“It’s probably going to be a last minute decision, he’s been practicing gathering as much information as possible to know if it’s a good idea or not. Anyway, I’m excited.”

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