Former Indian cricket team coach Ramji Srinivasan explained the similarities between Roger Federer and former Indian professional cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ramji also revealed why Federer (and Dhoni) are able to give the impression of that it is easy to play as them.
“I would directly compare Dhoni to Federer. In terms of preparation, you can see a lot of similarity. If you look at Federer, he makes things look very easy…his forehand or backhand, his drop shot, the serve and the volley, serve.
Everything seems very easy and effortless. But for things to look so easy, you have to work twice as hard as everyone else and it also has to be smart work,” Ramji Srinivasan was quoted as saying by the Indian publication Pragativadi.
As well as being compared to Dhoni, Roger Federer was also recently compared to basketball superstar Stephen Curry. Well-known photographer Radka Leitmeritz calls Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer “perfect” and “like a ballet dancer”
The Czech photographer has been dedicated to fashion photography for a long time and recently switched to shooting on the tennis court. Speaking to Baseline magazine, Leitmeritz says: “I love photographing Roger, he’s like a ballet dancer.
He is so perfect, the way he plays is very photogenic. For me it’s amazing to be in the photographer’s pit, sometimes I think what the hell am I doing here?” Leitmeritz says Federer’s photo at the Australian Open 2020 for Racquet magazine is one of her favorite photos.
Federer will play the 2022 Laver Cup
Tennis legend Chris Evert reckons it will take a “Herculean effort” from Roger Federer to make a comeback. “He has four kids and he has such a great life in Switzerland and he’s got — he’s all set up with businesses.
And he’s just…it would take a Herculean effort to get back to the top, not even No. 1 but back to the top five. I think that would be a Herculean effort, I really do,” Evert said. Evert is of the opinion that anything decisive can be said about his retirement only after he plays his first proper tournament.
“I don’t know how he’s training. I don’t know if he’s really eager and hungry or if he’s like very satisfied with the life he’s living. I think we’ll be able to tell just by the first tournament he plays what’s really going on with him,” Evert said.
“But I don’t know. I just…as we’ve said before, to each his own. Everybody retires on their own time and for their own reasons.”