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Serena Williams on Playing Against Roger Federer

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January 2019 saw something unusual in the sport of tennis as 43 Grand Slams were playing on the same court. Yes, it was Serena Williams vs. Roger Federer or the GOAT vs GOAT. Such match-ups rarely take place in tennis with the two best Wilson racquets locking horns against each other.

The iconic episode of tennis took place in Perth, Australia during the Hopman Cup 2019. Federer was partnering his compatriot Belinda Bencic and Williams was in tandem with the American Frances Tiafoe.

Just like the tennis followers, Williams had jitters in her stomach before the match, but certainly, she enjoyed every bit of the ‘once in a lifetime opportunity.’ It was their first official match together after serving the professional tour for more than two decades.

“I was so excited, and literally it was the match of my career. Just playing someone so great, and someone you admire so much, and a match that actually means something – it’s not often that happens,” the American ace shared.
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“The guy is the greatest of all time” – Serena Williams on Roger Federer

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No matter how many Slams she wins or the number of records she breaks, Serena always tries to assimilate good qualities from others. With both of them growing up together on the professional circuit by traveling from one elite tennis court to another, Roger has created an impact on Serena’s thriving career. Like other tennis professionals, Williams also looks up to the Swiss maestro.

“It was really cool to play someone still in their prime, like me, both in our primes. I’m kind of sad it’s over. I mean the guy is the greatest of all time, both on and off the court,” Serena Williams said.

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Serena has one of the fastest serves in the women’s game, and her killer weapon is feared by many men. And that day, the third-best server on the men’s track Federer was nervous returning Williams’ serves. “I was nervous returning because it’s a wonderful service and you just can’t read it,” said Federer.

In the end, the Swiss team beat the Americans 4-2 4-3 (5-3). After the match, Serena Williams revealed she wasn’t at her best. She has won a total of 16 doubles Grand Slam titles, but that day she felt Roger Federer had more experience in doubles than her.

Related article:Roger Federer: ‘I try to give my absolute best every single day on tennis court’

The tennis fans got to know months before that ‘Serena vs Roger’ showdown will take on January 1, 2019. They did not want to miss the historic action of the two prime players and consequently, all the tickets for the match were sold out straight away. On that day, a packed crowd of 14,029 people turned up on Perth Arena

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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.

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“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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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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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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