In a lengthy interview with BoardroomAndy Roddick highlighted the qualities that have allowed him Roger Federer Y Rafael Nadal to attract as many fans and sponsors. He said: «I had a great serve, but otherwise I was a pretty average player.
Roger Federer has the ability to make tennis look incredibly easy. Rafael Nadal tries so hard to win every point, which pushes people to relate to him.» Roddick also spoke about Roger’s imminent return to the court: «He had already tried last year, but he immediately realized that couldn’t continue. how that.
He is perfectly aware that it will be very difficult to return to high levels, so he will have to be patient. My hope is that Roger can come back and retire on his terms. It doesn’t matter to him if he will win other titles or not, the important thing is that he finish his legendary career with dignity.
In addition to the Laver Cup, Federer is also expected to play at the ATP Basel. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been the two main faces on the men’s circuit for the last 15 years. Their extraordinary rivalry has inflamed fans and spilled over into tennis. , even entering the houses of those who were not used to seeing our sport.
By triumphing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year, the Spaniard became the first man in history to win 22 Grand Slams. The 36-year-old man from Manaco also tried his hand at Wimbledon, but a torn abdominal prevented him from playing the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.
That injury also affected his preparation for the US Open, where he failed to make it past the fourth round (beaten in four sets by Frances Tiafoe). As for Federer, the situation is not the best. The Swiss should return to the Laver Cup in a couple of weeks, but they continue to dispel doubts about the state of his knee.
The 41-year-old Basel player played just 13 official matches last year and has not stepped on the court since Wimbledon 2021.