Roger Federer will turn 40 in August. But that age doesn’t matter a 20-time Grand Slam winner, Roger doesn’t want to feel old. Federer says he has “the desire and the mindset to play as a young player”. “I can’t wait to play games.”
The Spanish news agency EFE quoted the bidder from Basel from an interview with the sponsor “Uniqlo”, in which Federer also provided an update on his right knee. After two operations, he left for more than a year because of this, and only came back in March and then disappeared from the scene for two months and got into shape. Federer said he was “very happy” with the development of his knee. It ‘feels much better’ although ‘the recovery has been very slow’.
“Now better than I was when I was 20 years old”
Federer also has a ready explanation as to why, even at around 40, he can still keep up with the guys. “I am a well-balanced player,” says current world seed 8. “Over time, I have been able to adapt the details of my game style, my foot and my club’s technique, allowing me to play better now than it was when I was 20 years old.”
Federer will return to his tour of the sand next week in Geneva, and released a training video on the red ashes late last week. Then he wants to play the French Open (from May 30). Then follow the highlights of the year in midsummer. With Wimbledon (from June 28) and Olympia (from July 23) and his 40th birthday on August 8.
“Normal life is getting closer and closer.”
The expectation is great with the “Maestro”: “2021 will be an exciting year because normal life is getting closer and closer,” says Federer, “although it is very difficult because of the virus.” (SME)