In a long interview for the ATP website, Sam Querrey, who has just retired from tennis, recounted his first encounter with Roger Federer during the 2007 Australian Open. Querrey told: “I remember it like it was yesterday.
Roger Federer and I met in the hotel elevator and he welcomed me on the tour. He complimented me and said it was a pleasure to see me there. It was a very nice gesture of him.” Federer and Querrey have met four times in the major circuit, with a 4-0 record in favor of the Swiss.
Speaking to ESPN, John McEnroe expressed his opinion on Roger’s return: “Even though he is 41 and hasn’t played in a long time, the pressure on his shoulders will still be enormous. From what I’ve heard, he plans to play too.
in 2023. He has earned the right to do whatever he wants. ”
Roger’s come back
Fans are increasingly eager to see Roger Federer on the pitch. The former world number 1 will be one of the protagonists of the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September.
The Swiss champion has not set foot on the pitch since Wimbledon 2021, having undergone his third operation on his right knee. Despite the lengthy rehabilitation, the 41-year-old from Basel has never considered the idea of retirement.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has experienced a real ordeal over the past two seasons. Suffice it to say that the King played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses. The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results last year, far too skinny for a legend of his caliber.
The Maestro will close 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 addition to getting any recognition possible, Federer has always been highly regarded by other tennis players for his kindness.