Roger Federer is on the entry list of the Mutua Madrid Open won three times (2006, 2009 and 2012, his last triumph in a Masters 1000 over red, even though the surface was blue at the time due to Tiriac’s marketing gimmick) and the fact itself it is not enough to consider him at the start at all costs: in 2018 he was also registered in Rome, then he canceled a few days from the start, causing more than one anger. However, if Federer remains faithful to the program announced for 2021, which includes an appointment on earth before Roland Garros, the Madrid event is more suited than the Internazionali d’Italia to its need to put together matches without undergoing grueling and demanding marathons. for the knees. Because it is played on high ground, with the ball running faster and allowing faster technical solutions. On the other hand, Paris (where on 7 June 2019 he played his last match on red, the semifinal lost against Nadal) in the thoughts of the Maestro is just a luxury catwalk in view of the real seasonal goals: Wimbledon and Olympics. Marco Cecchinato recently gave his thoughts about Roger Federer and how long he should continue playing the sport. Speaking with Gazzetta del Sud, Cecchinato insisted that Federer was a joy to have on the tour, and wished for the Swiss to prolong his career and play until he was 50 years old. He also talked about Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Cecchinato gave his thoughts about Roger Federer
“I hope, first of all, that Roger Federer can play until he is 50,” Marco Cecchinato said. “On the circuit he is an extraordinary and stimulating presence, an athlete who is pleasant to meet on the fields, in the locker room, in the lounge area. Federer is one of us, even if he is tennis.” At the end of the interview, the former French Open semifinalist acknowledged that the laws of nature do apply to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, just as they do to the rest of the players. “But considering that we are talking about the champions who have made tennis great, I would not be surprised if their domination continues for a long time,” Cecchinato said. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem – players expected to make deep runs at Roland Garros – could see their grass preparations seriously hampered by this. Roger Federer, meanwhile, was previously expected to get some match practice on clay ahead of Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open. But with the postponement of the French Open, it remains to be seen if the 39-year-old will still be keen to participate in the claycourt Slam.