In a recent interview, the Russian recalled his challenges against the Swiss Maestro.
In a recent interview, Daniil Medvedev recalled his challenges against Roger Federer. Daniil said: “Roger Federer is the opponent I have struggled the most against ever. His game was the most annoying to me. Also, when we faced each other, my level was certainly not what it is now.
I won my first Grand Slam and reached the first position in the ATP ranking, I’m a totally different player.” In a long interview, Ivan Ljubicic explained why the King decided to retire: “For him, continuing meant winning tournaments, not a few games.
In 2021 he was never 100%, there was always something not He went. He won a few matches because he’s Roger, but he wasn’t in shape. His knee couldn’t take certain strains anymore. It’s like driving a car: after a certain number of kilometers, the moment comes when it stops.
as he had done in 2021 was not an option for him.”
Roger Federer’s retirement
Roger Federer’s retirement made tennis fans shed many tears. It was known that the farewell of the King was near, but it was impossible to remain indifferent to the end of an era.
The last two and a half years had been a real ordeal for the Swiss, who was unable to play as much as he would have liked due to a right knee injury. The former world number 1 had tried a timid comeback in 2021, collecting nine wins and four defeats.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion had stopped again after Wimbledon, undergoing his third knee operation. The 41-year-old from Basel tried hard to get back competitive, but his body did not respond adequately. This summer, the Maestro realized that it was time to hang up the racket.
Roger played his last match at the Laver Cup alongside his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, giving all his fans a thrilling evening. The Swiss should come back at Wimbledon 2023 with a new role also.