During a recent interview with Ringier, Roger Federer spoke extensively about his wife Mirka. The two met at the Sydney Olympics and then joined forces at the 2002 Hopman Cup. Mirka, who achieved a best ranking of WTA number 76, was forced to retire at 24 due to injuries.
Roger explained: "My wife Mirka has suffered a lot due to her physical problems. Her career ended very early and I myself advised her to end that pain. I told her as if it were the simplest thing in the world. Looking back on it today, I get a weird feeling.
I am still playing tournaments at 40-year-old and I find it difficult to stop." Roger revealed a funny anecdote about Mirka: "She Once she phoned me while I was in the middle of a game. She had completely forgotten that I was playing.
This is exactly what I like about her: when we are in a tournament, she is 100% involved, while at home she is free from all thoughts." Roger Federer's 2021 was far from expectations. The former world number 1 has played just 13 official matches this season, racking up nine wins and four losses.
His last appearance dates back to Wimbledon, where he succumbed sharply to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. A relapse in his right knee forced the Swiss to undergo surgery for the third time in the last year and a half.
Although there is no precise plan for his return to the tour, the 40-year-old from Basel has expressed his willingness to treat himself to one last ride of the carousel. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since 2017 and his presence at the Australian Open 2022 seems unlikely.
The feeling is that the King will try to get in shape for Wimbledon, the tournament he has the most chance to finish.
Sasha Banks: "Here are the most painful matches I've faced"
Speaking to the microphones of the Kurt Angle Podcast, The Boss Sasha Banks revealed the most painful matches, on a physical level, she has ever faced, saying that probably the most painful was the Hell in a Cell, especially the one against Becky Lynch: " It is the most painful meeting I have ever been in, besides, perhaps, Money in the Bank.
Having been hit with a kendo stick, I still have a line and a bruise on her leg, and a footprint. That match has always changed my career because it makes me think differently about how I structure a match. How can I prove myself? How do I have fun while being hit with a chair? Going across a table, again with the kendo sticks, and then the steel cage itself.
It's not a joke. You can cut yourself on those things. Becky Lynch put a steel chair in the steel cage, she picked me up and kicked me. This is crazy. You feel it for the next month, and in my case, a year. I still have this bruise and it pisses me off."
Sasha Banks holds the record for the most appearances in a Hell in a Cell Match regarding the women's division, in fact inside the cage she faced: Charlotte Flair, also making history as the first women to face each other in a HIAC Match, as well as as first women in the main event of a WWE pay-per-view.
Then in 2019 she faced Becky Lynch in probably one of the most intense matches in WWE history for the women's division, which obviously, as written above, was also confirmed by Sasha herself, who still bears the marks.
Finally, the last one had with Bayley, then another of the Four Horsewomen, where she managed to put an end to their umpteenth rivalry by taking away the title of SmackDown champion after a reign that lasted several days, the longest for that belt .
To Stone Cold Steve Austin in his Broken Skull Sessions, Sasha also said: "Three of me have been. These are tough matches. I don't want to be in the fourth. Done, I feel good, they don't want to hurt me. It hurts."