During his career Roger Federer has been struggling with great seasons but at the same time also struggling with difficult situations: in 2009 he played an extraordinary season winning his first and only Roland Garros and thus completing the victory of all the Grand Slams.
Shortly after, Roger also won the Wimbledon tournament legitimizing an extraordinary season. On the other hand, in 2016 Roger Federer was struggling with a hard injury that for some seemed to compromise his career but in the end he was able to return and return to success again.
Speaking of those seasons, Federer said: "2009 was an extraordinary year for me, I achieved great records by winning both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and after finishing the season at the top I asked myself: What else do I want to achieve? Do you want to achieve even more? And in the end I said yes."
"In 2016, the period following the knee operation was a great moment for me. However, I believe that the fact of recovering from a black period, a new defeat or a surgery is the demonstration that we are all the same and that only hard work makes you reach the objectives."
We are now all aware that the Swiss champion, now on the threshold of 40 years, is in the final stages of his career. In recent seasons between injuries and losses Roger has shown that he is in decline and this is perhaps the main sign that the Swiss is learning to end his career.
Roger Federer and his best seasons
Roger Federer has been five years without winning Slam titles, between Wimbledon in 2012 and the Australian Open in 2017 and now there are many fans who dream of a twenty-first Grand Slam before the coveted retirement.
The Swiss has made it official that he will not be present at the next Australian Open but all the fans of the tennis world can't wait to see him on the court again. The Australian Open is already in itself one of the most anticipated moments of the season.
The first Grand Slam of the year is a competition with great appeal that intrigues tennis fans and the world of sport in general and this edition will be special as it will be the first edition after 23 years without the tennis legend Roger Federer, Swiss champion who won the Australian Open on six occasions between 2004 and 2018.
In addition to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, there is great curiosity to understand who will be the heir to the Swiss who for two decades was the absolute protagonist of this and many other ATP tournaments. The tournament will start on February 8th.