Tim Henman hopes in a great Roger Federer‘s come back to the court, for the good of tennis. During an interview with Eurosport, Henman said: “From what I have heard, Roger Federer will play in the Laver Cup and the ATP in Basel this year.
The hope is that this is a stepping stone to see it more in 2023.” In the latest edition of ATP Tennis Radio, David Nalbandian focused on the return of the Maestro: “Roger has had many problems in the last two years and his appearances on the field have become sporadic.
At the same time, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing him on the pitch again. Federer is incredible and it’s always a pleasure to watch him play. For the sake of our sport, I hope he will be able to return and close on his terms.
Regardless of the outcome, Roger’s presence makes each tournament more special.” The Swiss managed to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
The King’s last seal in a Major now dates back to the 2018 Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s numbers and records
With 20 triumphs, along with Novak Dokovic, he is the second most successful player in the history of men’s tennis in Grand Slam tournaments after Rafael Nadal (21).
He is in second place in the all-time ranking of weeks spent as number 1 in the world (310), behind only Novak Dokovic. However, he holds the record for consecutive weeks spent at the top of the rankings (237) and, at 36, has become the longest-lived player at the top of the rankings.
In 2009 with the victory in Roland Garros he completed the Career Grand Slam. In 2017, beating Marin Cilic in the final, he became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world.
From that date until January 27, 2019, he was the only tennis player in history to simultaneously hold the record for trophies won in two different Grand Slam events (8 titles at Wimbledon, absolute record and 6 Australian Open, then ex aequo with Đoković and Emerson).
He is the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals multiple times and who has captured the most titles on both hard-courts and grass-courts. In 2014, winning the decisive singles match against the French Richard Gasquet, he led the Swiss team to win their first Davis Cup.
At the Olympics he won two medals: at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the doubles together with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while in London 2012 he won silver in the singles losing in the final with Andy Murray.