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‘I have nothing against Roger Federer personally, but…’, says French star

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operation on his right knee which he underwent in recent months.

The 39-year-old from Basel will make his return to the field early next year, having already targeted the Australian Open in Melbourne. The former world number 1 will have Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics as main goals in 2021, which could also represent the last season of his glorious career (despite having been denied by his team).

Speaking with the website of the newspaper Le Parisien, Gilles Simon – who is promoting the release of his new book – stressed how Federer’s attitude has cultivated unrealistic expectations among young people who approach the sport.

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Simon on Roger Federer’s image
“I have nothing against Roger Federer personally, but against the image we have of him,” Gilles Simon said. “For decades, it has been believed that only Federers should be trained.

And he, with his style of play, his way of going forward, the confidence he exudes, came to validate these choices. He made us lose 20 years! In France, everyone wants Roger Federer: parents, coaches… We don’t realize that Rafael Nadal Nadal has won so many Grand Slams by doing something quite different.

That’s why it would help if Roger Federer’s records fell because we’d finally have to see the others,” the Frenchman added. “Despite the Big 3 (Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer) , Marin Cilic won a Grand Slam and made two finals.

Why? It’s not about his forehand, his game and even less his physique. But in his mind, he’s stronger than us. Four levels above,” Simon said. “We (French players) beat many times but when we got to a little more important matches like in Davis Cup, he beat us every time.

Was Jo less strong? No. But he didn’t win. And so we are going to talk about the mind again. There it is, it’s cultural, French athletes are not mentally tough!” he added. The 20-time Grand Slam champion then beat rival Rafael Nadal in a charity match in South Africa in February.

In June, he announced he would be out of action for the rest of the 2020 season due to a knee injury. In his absence, Nadal tied him with 20 Grand Slam titles by winning his 13th French Open earlier this month, earning plaudits from Federer and Rod Laver among others.

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Rafael Nadal’s message to Tiger Woods after car accident

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In the past few hours, the entire world of sport has come to know with surprise and apprehension of the car accident involving the American Tiger Woods, star of world of golf. The American, born in 1975, boasts a truly formidable palmarès: world number one for a total of 683 weeks, he won 15 Majors trophies between 1997 and 2019.

Woods’ official Twitter account made it known on social media: “We thank everyone for the enormous support and messages received in this difficult period. As previously reported, Tiger was involved in a car accident with his car in California this morning.

He underwent a long surgery on his right leg and side after being transported to the hospital.”

Rafael Nadal’s message to Tiger Woods
Further below we read: “At the moment he is awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.

We thank the wonderful doctors and staff of Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Department. Your support and your help has been incredible.” Taking up these words, ATP number 2 Rafael Nadal wrote: “When I heard about the news, I was really worried.

I am happy to know that you are fine. Get back to health soon, my friend!”

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‘Without Roger Federer’s patience…’, says famous trainer

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After more than a year of inactivity, Roger Federer will return to play a tournament on 8 March in Doha. The Swiss maestro last played an official match at the 2020 Australian Open, when he was defeated in three sets with Novak Djokovic (later winner of the tournament).

Many questions that arise spontaneously to millions of fans around the world, above all “Will he be able to get back competitive?” His former coach, Heinz Gunthardt, told him about the matter. “It will be one of the greatest challenges ever seen in the world of sport.

There is no doubt. A couple of things have to be fine. He has to move well, he has to build a little confidence with the pitch and with the game, as well as with his body. Playing at a high level right away? Possible, but the first thing to do will be to serve well.

Of course, though, he won’t be used to the game, but that’s not the biggest problem. The focus will be on how well he can move. Why not, he could even win Wimbledon maybe. Why don’t fans have to be optimistic about his return? There is much more to be curious than pessimistic about his condition.”

While speaking with Rene Stauffer, Pierre Paganini made a startling revelation, explaining how Federer’s body has suffered significant degradation during this period – which is in sharp contrast to its condition during his 2016 injury hiatus.

Paganini talks about Roger Federer

“Without Roger Federer’s patience, the guillotine would have fallen long ago,” Pierre Paganini stated. “He depends on it (passion), and so do we! When a player who’s almost 40 has to do exercises that a 70-year-old can do without any problems, and is happy that it gets better every day – if that’s not passion (then what is).”

Paganini further revealed that Roger Federer’s participation at the Dubai Open is not yet a guarantee, as was previously believed to be. “At the moment it is only clear that he is playing Doha, then we’ll see,” Paganini revealed.

Federer is the most successful player at the Doha Open, winning the tournament previously on three occasions in 2005, 2006, and 2011. The event is played on hard courts in an outdoor environment. The tournament will be played from the 8th of march and will end on the 13th of the month. The ATP Dubai 500 will begin on the 14th of March and will end on the 20th of March.

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Novak Djokovic: ‘I once showed my son Stefan who Rafael Nadal is’

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Novak Djokovic attended an event held by his endorsement Asics, shoe producer, on Saturday in Shanghai, China, and the interviewers showed him a photo featuring him and his son Stefan staying on a bench together looking at something on the Wimbledon practice courts.

That was actually a very funny moment. ‘I was showing him (Rafael) Nadal, who was playing two courts away because he doesn’t know anybody from tennis but he knows Nadal because I explained him, This is the guy who hits the ball very very hard.

When he sees him, he says, Oh, you are the guy who hits the ball very very hard’, said Djokovic. Talking on his comeback, the 31-year-old added: ‘I worked very hard to be able to regain confidence on the court after that I had surgery in February.

It took me several months to be able to get my game together. I have made some compensations with my game especially with my serve, I made certain changes with the racket so it took a little bit of time to get used to the new racket and serve and not to have the elbow disturbing me.

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