In the past few hours, Globi, the famous blue parrot created as a comic in 1932 by the Swiss Robert Lips and later turned into an illustrated book, has published its 92nd edition, entitled Globi and Roger: the other protagonist of the story will be Roger Federer.
In his latest adventure, the bird plays tennis with Federer, follows him to Wimbledon and together they visit a school in Africa. Curious to see Federer illustrated in his classic elegant suit, including a bandana. His wife Mirka and her two pairs of twins, born in 2009 and 2014, are also briefly present in the book.
Roger took an active part in the creation of the new edition, offering his collaboration for the design phase and writing the preface. The volume, now available in German, French and English, also features a CD audio book.
Many were anxiously awaiting a return of Roger Federer starting from the 2021 edition of the Australian Open, especially after the images of the Swiss champion training in the Middle East, but then – also due to the restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic – King Roger made it known to skip the usual appointment at the beginning of the year, postponing his return to the spring months.
Thus, Federer took part in the ATP 250 of Qatar ExxonMobil in Doha, where he returned to show flashes of timeless talent first against Daniel Evans and then with the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, even if he was defeated in the second match.
Absent on the Tour since the Qatari appointment (he did not participate in Dubai), Roger should return to compete in his Geneva and then at Roland Garros in Paris, where he played in the semifinal in 2019.
Federer will have to defend the sensational final played at Wimbledon two years ago, lost with two match points in favor of his serve against Serbian Novak Djokovic, champion in Melbourne for the ninth time last February.
Mallorcan Rafael Nadal lost in the quarter-finals in Madrid at the hands of German Alexander Zverev, after winning the twelfth trophy of the Godò Tournament in Barcelona. The French Open will start in a couple of weeks.