“Roger Federer is like a Hollywood actor”

In a recent interview with Tennis Magazine, Alexander Waske rented Roger Federer‘s attitude on and off the pitch. He said: “I once told Roger Federer that I often had cramps when I entered the pitch as a favourite.

I had a hard time dealing with this kind of pressure and wanted to know his point of view on it. He replied that he always tries to see himself as the favorite, so he can have the same feeling every time. Every day is different, but Federer has found a way to feel relaxed in all circumstances.

He explained to me that the lightness on the field is strongly linked to the mood of the player. Roger relaxes with his pre-game routines: he takes a shower, wraps his ankles, puts away his racquets, etc. I think Federer is comparable to a Hollywood actorit’s as if he borrowed something from the world of theatre.”

Federer is back

Switzerland’s last Grand Slam triumph dates back to the 2018 Australian Open, although all fans will always remember those two lost match points at Wimbledon 2019. The last two years have not been easy at all for Roger.

The former world number 1 has had to deal with a serious right knee injury which has significantly limited his appearances on the pitch. Suffice to say that the Swiss phenomenon played only 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine victories and four defeats.

After reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced he had suffered a knee relapse and was undergoing surgery for the third time in 18 months. The king hopes to return to the field in late summer or early fall, but it’s still too early to give up.

As admitted by his longtime coach Severin Luthi, the 40-year-old from Basel has little chance of participating in the 2022 edition of Wimbledon. Roger could make his return to the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London at the end of September.

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