The Swiss champion, in the pits since last July, is back to talk about his future, the Peng Shuai case and the Turin Finals
Smiling and serene, Roger Federer arrives in Turin via Sky in connection with his coach Ivan Ljubicic. “It will take a little more time to come back: it’s sad, disappointing and frustrating but I knew it would take a long time – he says -. Anyway I’m fine, doing the operation I knew what I would have to face. Obviously I want to go back to playing tennis at the highest level but I have to go one step at a time: I am doing rehabilitation and I have learned in recent years that we must not rush. do it at 40 or 41. At the moment I’m fine and my whole rehabilitation team is happy: I’m walking, I’m about to go back to driving too.
Caso Peng Shuai
Roger also makes his voice heard on the subject Peng Shuai: “I hope she is well. The whole tennis family, which has been mine for 25 years, has gathered around her. I hope that news will come from her soon and I hope she is. Well”. The same thing had been said a few hours earlier by Rafa Nadal: “The most important thing is that she is well. All of us in the tennis family hope to see you soon.”
Federer also said that he would like to play the Finals in Turin one day: “Finals in Turin? I would like to one day but it is unlikely that I will succeed next year as I will be missing for the first part of the season. I have seen really good matches with many similarities to London, both in the player presentations and on the surface. I am sure that the Italian DNA gives an extra value to the tournament. Too bad for Berrettini, but Sinner replaced him in the best possible way. The level is very high and I can’t wait to enjoy the final “.
Watch out for the Italians
On the Italians: “Berrettini can win a Grand Slam. I’m watching Matteo’s games and I see an increasingly solid player, consolidated in the top 10. He wins more and more games and has been on the circuit for a long time. As the older generation passes, there will be more and more room for the new ones. Both he and Musetti and Sinner will have opportunities. You have an incredible generation of talent that can still grow and consolidate. They don’t have to be satisfied with making the top 10 but take another step and maximize their talent. It remains an exceptional moment for Italy that will last for many more years ”.
“Djokovic has had an incredible career, how many challenges between us! I think that everything he has managed to do in his career is almost surreal, but I still see him on the crest of the wave, focused and on the ball. I think tonight he will win against Zverev, at the Olympics he wanted to be overly aggressive, but now he is more focused and will find the world to win. It won’t be easy because Alexander has excellent service especially indoors. It will be a great match between two of the best setbacks on the circuit. “
November 20, 2021 (change November 20, 2021 | 19:20)
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Federer: “I want to continue at the top. From Berrettini to Sinner, incredible Italians”