After the fleeting appearance in Doha just over a month ago, Roger Federer has decided to carry out a further training block. The former world number 1 has given up on both the Dubai tournament and the Miami Masters 1000, where he was supposed to defend the title he won in 2019 at the Hard Rock Stadium.
The Swiss phenomenon is not present even this week in Monte Carlo, an appointment that has often deserted in the second half of his exceptional career. His return is expected to take place at the Mutua Madrid Open, scheduled for the Caja Magica early next month.
Contrary to expectations, King Roger’s name does not appear on the entry list of the BNL Internationals of Italy, fueling the mystery surrounding his participation in Roland Garros. The one-week postponement of the Paris Grand Slam does not help the plans of the Swiss, who wants to be 100% found for the start of Wimbledon.
The Tokyo Olympics will be the Maestro’s other great goal in 2021, without forgetting the US Open at the end of the summer. In the book written by Swiss journalist Mathieu Aeschmann, entitled: ‘Acting and thinking like Roger Federer’, his longtime friend Yves Allegro summed up the mentality of the 20-time Grand Slam champion in a nutshell.
Allegro reflects on Roger Federer’s attitude
“I find that Roger Federer’s resilience is terribly underestimated. Rodge is able to tear himself away, push his limits like very few players. But because he doesn’t show it, because he gets fucked up with the James Bond class, it goes unnoticed” – Yves Allegro stated.
Roger Federer has some of the most astonishing records to his name. Apart from winning 20 Majors, Federer’s two unbelievable streaks exhibit how dominant he was in his heydays. Recently, an analyst named Joseph Pompliano asked American tennis player Mardy Fish a question on Twitter about the most unbelievable sports statistic he has ever heard.
The Swiss maestro’s quarterfinal streak started from 2004 Wimbledon and continued unabated until the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. To reach the quarterfinals of each Grand Slam for nine years successively shows unreal consistently.
As for the semifinal streak, it started after Federer won the 2004 Wimbledon title. Following that, Federer reached 23 consecutive semifinals until the 2010 Australian Open. This streak was broken at the 2010 French Open when Federer lost to Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals.
Presently, Federer is focusing his entire energy on preparing for this year’s Wimbledon Championships and aims for a record 9th title at the All England Club.