Roger Federer is not afraid to wear emotions on public Display. So also in the case of a recently televised Interview with U.S. television channel CNN. As the Swiss will be addressed on the merits of his 2002 in a traffic accident late Coach Peter Carter, starts Federer to cry.
With a broken voice he says: “I hope he would be proud of. I don’t think he wanted me to be a wasted Talent.” 17 years after the tragic death of Carter’s is that the former South Africa would have had a niche Coach every reason to be proud of his former protege.
Federer is at the age of 37 of the most successful players in the Tennis history. The Swiss has won 20 Grand Slam titles, led the 310 weeks of the world rankings and set numerous records. However, there is evidence to suggest that not many of the best brands.
“Best of Five” is always more about the challenge
on Monday, beginning at the Australian Open (14.-27. January), is one of Federer after his convincing performances in the Hopman Cup, although once again the favourites. However, the past year has doubts as to whether he will be able to keep his level despite numerous tournament breaks.
at Wimbledon, he’s playful on his beloved grass a 2:0 Set lead against Kevin Anderson at the US Open he lost in the second round against Australian underdog John Millman. The “Best-of-Five mode” – it will win, who will decide three sets for itself, but it can take five sentences long – is becoming more of a challenge for the 37 -. Of lightness was to be felt much.
Double parting in Switzerland?
Now, other decisions and statements, fueling the rumors that Federer could stop after this season, actually. For the first time in 2015, the Swiss plans, apparently, to the French Open. That Grand Slam tournament, which he had avoided in the past years, due to the lack of title prospects. It could also indicate a farewell to the Parisian audience. Whether he will actually play in the French capital, but from the course of the season, so Federer.
just last summer, the world had admitted to rank third on the party list, the end of career is closer than ever. “When the feeling fades, to win the big tournaments,” said Federer, “you have to stop.”
this year, another Highlight on Federer: his self-launched Laver Cup waiting next to Wimbledon and New York – a tournament in which the best players in Europe compete against the best professionals in the rest of the world – will be held in September in Geneva. Shortly afterwards, the ATP-tournament held in Basel, perhaps Federer would have to equal twice the Chance to take in his homeland farewell.
pressure is not more likely to feel the five-time world athlete of the year in his possibly last season as a professional anyway. After several form of crises and a serious knee injury in 2016, he has celebrated a Comeback that would have given him credit for the least.
In Melbourne re-writing history
After the sensational title in Australia two years ago, returned to Federer in last year as the oldest player in the history of the place in the world rankings. In the meantime, he is also the sole record holder at the most important tournament in the world Wimbledon. The goals that he had set always, long ago reached, with one exception.
Despite all the speculation about a possible end, it has emphasized Federer again and again, how a lot it is a 100. Tournament victory would mean. He currently stands at 99. Only the US-Americans Jimmy Connors was able to win in the course of his career, more than 100 ATP titles.
And actually, the opportunity to achieve this best brand has been in Australia for Federer. The 37-Year-old would only be able to in a possible final on the world ranking list Novak Djokovic meet. Behind other rival small part of the larger question marks are part of it. Rafael Nadal has been able to finish of the last 18 hard court tournaments due to injury, only one. Andy Murray announced on Friday in tears, his upcoming career, Stan Wawrinka is also in the Form that had taken him, 2014 in Melbourne for the title. Alexander Zverev plagues injury.
Federer, in contrast, a form presented itself in a strong early and extremely relaxed. The best conditions for a title in Melbourne. Peter Carter would be proud.