Roger Federer’s 2021 was unfortunately affected by the usual knee problem. The Swiss champion is back on the pitch after more than a year of absence from the ATP 250 tournament in Doha, but was never able to compete at a high level due to physical discomfort.
Indeed, the Swiss withdrew from the fourth round of Roland Garros in order not to risk a new injury then suffered a clear defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-final of Wimbledon showing all his difficulties. Federer also gave up on the Tokyo Olympics to preserve his physique for the US season, but just days before the start of the US Open he announced he would have another surgery. intervention which ended its season prematurely.
Zeljko Franulovic spoke about Federer’s future in a recent interview. Recall that Franulovic in 1970 became the protagonist of a surprising victory in Monte-Carlo, beating Manuel Orantes in the final and becoming the first Yugoslav to win on the major circuit at high level.
“I am sure Roger Federer will give his all to get back to high levels on the ATP Tour. No one knows yet where he will play next year, “said Franulovic.” However, I think on clay he could go for best-of-three-set events like Monte Carlo and Rome rather than Roland Garros.
We hope to convince him to play in Monte Carlo. “Federer also posted a final update on his fitness on Swiss radio Srfsport.” I am doing very well, rehabilitation is progressing step by step and the worst is now behind us . “
Federer traveled a lot by tram
In an interview with Basel Live, Roger Federer confirmed that he even participated in the design of the tram. When asked to elaborate on the process, the 20-time Major champion admitted that it was “a little odd” to design a public transport vehicle with itself as the main theme.
When asked what kind of music he would listen to on his travels, the Swiss revealed that his Walkman most often plays relaxing music. “I was hearing something relaxing – like I was with Walkman or Discman,” Federer said.
He further revealed that he preferred to sit towards the rear of the vehicle. “I still remember well how I liked to look over the shoulder of the tram driver to find out what to expect,” added Roger Federer. “And if I didn’t read in front, I like to sit at the back of the tram.”