Roger Federer will be the big absentee at the 2021 Australian Open, which – amid much of the troubles related to the pandemic and restrictions – will begin at Melbourne Park on February 8th.
Thanks to the Australian government’s strict protocols and the imperfect condition of his knee, the former world number 1 has decided to take a little more time before returning to the tennis court.
According to the latest rumors, the Swiss phenomenon could return to one of the fast court tournaments after the Australian Open, perhaps in Rotterdam or Dubai (where Federer also has a home). The 20-time Grand Slam champion will strive to be 100% for Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, which could be the main goals of his extraordinary career.
Roger was recently the protagonist of a video chat for Wilson Racket brand asking him to analyze the effects of serve-and-volley in modern tennis. Federer was accompanied by his former coach Stefan Edberg, who is considered one of the best players of all time on the net.
Federer talks about serve-and-volley
“I think number one is the coach – and I hope that a lot of coaches who watch this video will actually think about how to develop their player on the net, not just on the baseline,” Roger Federer said.
Roger Federer argued that it was up to the tournament directors to ensure faster tennis courts that could benefit this style of play. “She [Turnierdirektoren] have a huge impact on how the game will play out.
If all the tournament directors say we want it slow, then forget about serving-and-volley, “added Federer.” If you want to go back to serve-and-volley, you have to speed up the field, and I think some made it, “continued Federer.
“I think it would be nice to have more variety in speeds. I’m not saying I want to be fast across the board, but I think some are very fast, some are very slow, and I can see them going Adapt player to it.
I think that’s the beauty for every fan. “Federer’s long-time coach was Severin Luthi. Luthi has been with Federer since the beginning of his career. Luthi is closely associated with the Davis Cup team in Switzerland.
After Tony Roche left Federer’s coaching team in 2007, Luthi took over and became a more prominent figure in Federer’s coaching team. Since then, Luthi has been Federer’s assistant coach with various other coaches.