‘Much respect for Roger Federer,’ says former ATP ace

Although he has played very little in the last two seasons, Roger Federer is still an icon around the world. The Swiss phenom had to deal with a serious injury to his right knee, which significantly limited his appearances on the pitch.

Suffice it to say that the former ATP No. 1 played just 13 official matches last year, recording nine wins and four losses. After being knocked out by Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon, the 40-year-old Basel player announced that he suffered a relapse in his knee and will undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion hopes to return in late summer or early fall, possibly for the Laver Cup (which takes place at London’s O2 Arena in late September).

His participation in the 2022 edition of the Championship is highly unlikely, as confirmed by his coach Severin Luthi. King Roger had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Major rankings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for most weeks at the top of the ATP rankings from him.

Through his Twitter profile, James Blake recalled his victory against Roger Federer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

James Blake on beating Roger Federer

On Twitter, James Blake happily recalled his only win in ten games against Roger Federer.

It was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in the quarterfinals (6-4, 7-6). “Much respect to Roger. This win against him (out of 10 attempts) was one of the best days of my career.

And doing it with the US flag on my chest was even more special,” the American said. “We miss you both,” one tennis fan commented.

To which the former world number 4 replied with humor: “I think one of us will come back, and the other will be old, bald, without setbacks or services.” The trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal tops the list. staying true to its legendary status.

Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, the three greats of tennis. Novak Djokovic tops the list as he has won all four Grand Slams in 12 months. Novak Djokovic achieved the Grand Slam of his career by winning Roland Garros in 2016.

In the period from July 2015 to June 2016, the Serb won all four Majors. He beat Federer in the final to win Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015. Djokovic beat Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open and Roland Garros to complete his career Grand Slam, and in doing so, won every Major simultaneously. .

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