From tomorrow Roger Federer will finally be back on the court after more than a year of stoppage in the ATP 250 in Geneva, a place very dear to him: "Now my priority is my return to the court. I love playing in Geneva and my children have a lot of fun here because they see friends they haven't seen in a long time."
Federer, we know, is perhaps the best tennis player in history and one of the most influential characters on the world scene, but for Switzerland he represents a real national hero, so much so that he was recently appointed ambassador of tourism (here his video Don Robert DeNiro).
The figure of him can be crucial at a time when flights and travel are limited by the pandemic. "Sometimes it is a bit exaggerated, but at the same time I find it fantastic. It is very nice because I realize that I am very respected by the Swiss and therefore I am happy to give back as much as possible to Switzerland in my new role."
Meanwhile Roger said he received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Swiss admitted having received Pfizer doses and HE commented: "I am happy to have been able to do this with all the trips I do. I don't want to harm someone else.
We must be careful and be very careful." Roger said it during an interview with Swiss TV Leman Bleu, confirming that he fully understood the true meaning of mass vaccination. As part of the same interview, Federer also talks about the possibility that the Tokyo Olympics will not see the start as feared by the organization.
He said: "Winning a medal for Switzerland would make me very proud. Although the fear of a cancellation due to the pandemic weighs on the morale of the players. Athletes need a decision as to whether the Games will be played or not.
In any case, we will discuss it at home. We talk a lot about it with Mirka."
Forbes: LeBron James, Roger Federer, Lewis Hamilton are ...
According to the most recent numbers of Forbes, Conor McGregor is the athlete who wins the most in the world, between sponsors and matches.
The first athlete in this ranking is martial arts expert Conor McGregor, with earnings of $ 180 million. Followed by footballers Lionel Messi (130M) and Cristiano Ronaldo (120M), Dak Prescott (107.5M), LeBron James (96.5M), Neymar (95M), Roger Federer (90M), Lewis Hamilton (82M) ), Tom Brady (76M) and basketball player Kevin Durant (75M).
According to the most recent numbers from Forbes, Federer is the seventh athlete in the world in terms of earnings between 2020 and 2021: a good 90 million in total, making him the only tennis player in the top 10. A fact that could easily surprise, given that from the Australian Open 2020 to today King Roger has played exclusively one tournament: the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha last March, where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals after returning to success against the British Daniel Evans.
In fact, the vast majority of his income comes from the numerous and profitable sponsors: Rolex, Credit Suisse, ON and Uniqlo, without considering his recent commitments also with Lindt, Barilla, Mercedes-Benz and Switzerland Tourism.
Roger is expected to return to the field in the next few days for the Geneva tournament, which he has never attended. He will follow his engagement at Roland Garros in Paris, where he was absent last year to better prepare for the new 2021 season, in which he will turn 40 years-old.