Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal share the lead by Grand Slam titles with both at 20 while Novak Djokovic chases at 17. 2021 will be the turning point for the champion and legend of Swiss sport Roger Federer. On the threshold of his 40th birthday on August 8th, he will face various and difficult obstacles this year and everyone is curious how Roger, after more than a year of absence from the tennis courts, will return to the circuit.
His return is scheduled for next 8 March in Doha and in this 2021, except for problems related to the Pandemic and the Coronavirus emergency, Federer will focus mainly on the tournaments in Halle, Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympic Games and finally on the US Open.
In recent interviews Federer spoke about the future and how he sees his return. In this regard he declared: "I will not try to stay on the circuit at all costs. Yes, I want to try to come back and celebrate several successes, but they are not my only ambitions.
I want to be with my children, not only play tennis with them but also basketball, hockey and skiing."
Lindsey Vonn praised Roger Federer: "He is the GOAT"
Speaking recently in an interview, Alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn named Roger Federer as the greatest champion of all time in men's tennis.
At the same time, Lindsey revealed that she has great respect for Roger Federer's main rival, Rafael Nadal. She said "I have respect for Rafael Nadal, what he did especially on clay is incredible, but I was and am a Roger Federer fan.
For me he will always be the greatest of all time. He plays with a lot of grace and is very balanced. It's nice to see how all the fans love him and I think you can hardly do better than him. Records are important but the best is not always the one with the best numbers, we need to go further.
To overcome the barriers that go beyond the sport and drag him along, Federer is more than just an athlete and not everyone is like him." We have to recall that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal share the lead by Grand Slam titles with both at 20 while Novak Djokovic chases at 17.
Novak Djokovic has played and won nine of the nine semifinals he played at the Australian Open. After a rather troubled ride, seasoned by some physical problems and some controversy, the Serbian champion also beat Aslan Karatsev, absolute protagonist of the Slam downunder, with the final score of 6-3 6-4 6-2.