Filippo Volandri, the former ATP Rank 25, talked about how the Swiss maestro Roger Federer has the same personality on and off the court.
The former World No.25 claims no one loves the sport as Federer does which makes him the fan-favorite. The Italian said in an interview, “He is the same if you see him on and off the court. He is technically and biomechanically perfect.”
“Plus, being more emotional than Nadal and Djokovic’s perfection makes the audience love him more,” added Volandri.
Volandri further talked about how tennis is going into a new era with the young players and soon will replace the likes of the ‘Big Three’. However, the Italian Open director believes the next generation will produce no Federer or any Nadal, Djokovic, and even former World No.1 Andy Murray.
The Italian also mentions how it is easier to become professional in the present time. Volandri reported, “Today you become more professional much earlier. Already at 18-19 years old, you tour with mini teams, you have every resource available to grow. ”
What is up with Roger Federer?
The 39-year-old has been away from the sport for over a year because of undergoing two knee surgery last year. The current World No.8 last appeared in the 2020 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. However, Federer made a comeback this year at the Qatar Open.
Federer was the second seed at the Doha tournament but failed to make a mark at his comeback tournament. As the Swiss lost to the Georgian star, Nikoloz Basilashvili, with a score of 6-3, 1-6, 5-7 at the quarter-finals in Qatar.
After the Doha defeat, Roger Federer went back home to Geneva and started working with his coaches to get back his form. There are rumors about the Swiss might play in the upcoming Roland Garros. Therefore, Roger needs to pull up his socks. As he might have to face the current World No.1 Djokovic and the ‘King of Clay’ Nadal.
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