Former World No.1 Roger Federer recently shocked fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open 2022. He is currently recovering from his knee injury and, therefore, there are even doubts regarding his participation at the Wimbledon Championships 2022.
It is for the second consecutive time that Roger Federer is not playing at the ongoing ATP Finals. Interestingly, the Swiss Maestro is one of the most successful players in the history of the tournament, as he has won the title six times.
Roger Federer reveals that he misses playing tennis on the old hard courts
In a recent interview with an Italian news channel, Federer highlighted that he misses playing tennis on the traditional hard courts which were a lot slower. He mentioned that the US Open along with the ATP Finals offered some quite fast hard courts this year.
“I heard also the US Open was fast, I’m hearing the Tour Finals is fast, so I’m missing out,” said Federer in the interview.
“Would have been nice to be in Turin”- Federer
In the same interview, Federer disclosed that the new fast courts are all a part of the sport and will ultimately prove to be good for it. He stated that even though he spent most of his time practicing on slow courts, he loves to play on the hard courts as well. Intriguingly, he also said that he would have been happy to play at the ATP Finals in Turin right now compared to recovering in Switzerland.
“It’s all good, it’s part of the game, I’ve had a great career so far, and I’ve learned a lot on the slow courts. I’ve enjoyed playing on the fast courts as well. But, also clay is where I grew up, so no problem. But it would have been nice to be in Turin instead of being in Switzerland right now, that’s for sure,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Fans hope that Roger Federer recovers soon and returns to the court quickly.
Will he be able to win yet another Grand Slam title before walking into the sunset?