In a recent interview, well-known writer Joel Dicker drew an interesting parallel between Roger Federer and Michael Jordan. Dicker said: "Writing is something that comes naturally to me, but I work hard to expose concepts clearly and make styling elegant.
Writing is a full-fledged art. Contrary to what many think, simplicity it takes a lot of work. You have to convey to the reader the feeling that those lines could write them too. When you happen to see great athletes like Michael Jordan or Roger Federer, it makes you think that what they do is simple.
Then you pick up the racket and can't hit a ball over the net." Fernando Gonzalez analyzed Roger's perspectives: "First of all, we need to see how his physique will react between matches. I don't know if he will be able to win another Grand Slam, but in best-of-three-set tournaments he can still do something interesting if he's healthy."
Roger's onjury and come back
The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for Roger Federer. The former world number 1 had to deal with a serious right knee injury, which worsened considerably after the 2020 Australian Open.
The Swiss phenomenon was unable to play as and as much as he would have liked, throwing his fans into despair. The 40-year-old from Basel tried a timid comeback in 2021, but it was immediately clear how far he was from the best condition.
A few weeks after Wimbledon (2021 edition), the 20-time Grand Slam champion decided to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months. Barring further unforeseen circumstances, the King will return to the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23-25 September.
The Maestro will conclude his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.