The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for Roger Federer. The former world number 1 had to deal with a serious right knee injury, which worsened significantly after the 2020 Australian Open. The Swiss phenomenon was unable to play as and as much as he would have liked, plunging his fans into despair.
The 40-year-old from Basel tried a timid comeback in 2021, but it was immediately clear how far he was from the best condition. A few weeks after Wimbledon (2021 edition), the 20-time Grand Slam champion decided to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months.
Barring further unforeseen circumstances, the King will return to the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23-25 September. The Maestro will conclude his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.
In a recent interview with ‘Lengua’, the well-known writer Joel Dicker drew an interesting parallel between Roger Federer and Michael Jordan.
King Roger is a true legend
“It comes naturally to me that way, but I also work hard to be very clear and making styling look easy, and in fact it’s hard to be easy.
It’s an art. In literature, simplicity requires a lot of work and the success of simplicity appears when the reader believes that he could also do it,” Dicker said. “When I see great athletes like Michael Jordan or Roger Federer, I have the impression that what they do is simple and then I take the racket and all the balls go into the net.
At least for me, it is really an art and a great job to make the writing very readable for the reader,” he added. When asked about the reasons behind taking literature as a profession, Dicker said that it allowed him to experience different lives .
“I write because literature allows me to get out of my own life and experience many lives in it, and that for me is very strong and important. In that sense, literature makes us somewhat invincible,” Dicker said. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have put tennis on a higher pedestal.
They have carried the name of the sport and have brought immense popularity to it. Moreover, their rivalry with each other has only heightened the enthusiasm amongst the fans. The classic semi-final match of the US Open between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is engraved in the minds of tennis fans.