Rafael Nadal had the opportunity to compete, next October, two events of the maximum continental Tour of the men's green. The Spaniard received two invitations to play the Open de Espana and the Mallorca Open, tournaments of the European Tour of golf, but he has declined both proposals because fot the not optimal conditions.
A keen golf fan, the tennis champion is now focused on his full recovery from a foot injury that doesn't seem to give him any respite.
Roger Federer comments on Novak Djokovic's amazing 2021
Roger Federer played just 13 official matches in 2021, with a very unsatisfactory tally of nine wins to four defeats.
His last appearance was at Wimbledon, where he reached the quarter-finals thanks to a not impossible draw. His run ended in front of Hubert Hurkacz, who took off the whim of giving him a bagel in the third set on Center Court.
A few weeks later, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he had to operate on his right knee for the third time in the past year and a half. The former world number 1 underwent the surgery and has already begun the rehabilitation process.
The hope is to see him back on the pitch in 2022 at least for a final catwalk, useful to end his extraordinary career in the best possible way. During a meeting with sponsors in Zurich, Roger provided some interesting updates on his form.
Recall that the 40-year-old from Basel will not even be able to take part in the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup, staged this weekend in Boston. Federer said: "The worst is over now. I can't wait to find out what the next steps in my rehabilitation process will be.
I went through a similar path last year. I hope to be back on the pitch as soon as possible, but you have to be very patient in these cases." To the Swiss Maestro was then asked for an opinion on Novak Djokovic's 2021, who was unable to complete the Grand Slam by a whisker.
The Serbian champion surrendered to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final after winning the first three majors of the season. Federer said: "I think the Grand Slam is a possible feat, Djokovic proved it this year. Obviously it remains very difficult, it also takes a good dose of luck.
In any case, Novak's 2021 remains absolutely incredible." The Big 3 are currently tied with 20 Grand Slams each.