In recent years, the greatest difficulty has been precisely that of the continuity of participation in tournaments on the ATP Tour, thanks to the advanced age (for a player) and the prolonged energy recovery that his body needs after the dispute of a competition (especially if prestigious, best of 5 sets).
Roger Federer is slowly losing all the records and consecutive positive streaks that he had consolidated and conquered over the course of his long career: sooner or later it had to be the Swiss's turn to give way, even if in 2022 he will return to the field to always return to more as a professional tennis player, with the aim of being competitive and getting new satisfactions.
The 40-year-old, according to some rumors, is trying to intensify his training, starting the hard work that will prepare him for competitive commitments. Difficult, although not impossible at the moment, the hypothesis of seeing the native of Basel at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of next season.
A truly strange year for the former world number one, who never found the continuity necessary to get to the bottom of the competitions and register more appearances. After an excellent run at Wimbledon, which ended only in the quarter-finals, and following another knee injury, Roger decided to undergo surgery again and declare his season over.
Federer thus lost a truly impressive record, which he had kept open since 1998 (first year of activity in the ATP circuit, also benefiting in the junior one): the Swiss was unable to reach even a semi-final on hard surface after 23 years.
In Doha, the only more delicious opportunity, where he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Nikoloz Basilashvili. In 2020 the athlete had carried on the incredible series, given the goal achieved at the AO before the lockdown and stop period.
Roger Federer failed to reach the semi-final of the ATP hard-court event within a season for the first time since 1998 — YoungTennisGuns (@YoungTennisGuns) November 4, 2021
Shaquille O'Neal to his six heirs: "I'll leave you the money only if..."
The former NBA star sends a message to her six heirs. Shaquille O'Neal has made it clear to her six children that if they want her inheritance they will need to be able to show him they can handle it on their own. Over the course of the podcast Earn Your Leisure he said: "My children? They have to learn what commitment is and make their way into the world of work with their own legs.
They are a little angry with me, they don't understand me. I always repeat: we are not rich, I am rich. My children know that this is the only rule: that they study. I don't care if they play basketball. They have to get a degree or a high school diploma or if they want me to invest in one of theirs business, they will have to present it to me, they will have to sell it to me.
This is something that I have made clear, I will not give them any money just because they are my children. " Shaquille earned over $ 286 million in 19 NBA seasons, and currently has a net worth of over $ 400 million.
Born and raised in a poor neighborhood in New Jersey, he made it all the way to the NBA thanks to his daily hard work.