Roger Federer: ‘It was known that it’s nature would require’

Former world No. 13 Nick Kyrgios insists that being yourself is a great thing and that you don’t have to be like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to fulfill your dream of becoming a professional tennis player. Kyrgios has been successful against every member of the Big Three, beating Nadal three times, Djokovic two and Federer one. “There are several possible ways to become a professional tennis player, you don’t have to do it like Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. I beat these guys by going my own way. Whatever the sport or profession, you have to believe in it, have confidence in yourself. Obviously, you have to work hard, “Kyrgios said on the “Sin Fronteras Podcast,” as revealed by Le Equipe. “Kyrie (Irving, NBA player who refuses to get vaccinated), Novak… These guys gave so much, they sacrificed so much. They are international athletes admired by millions of people. I think it is morally wrong to force someone to get vaccinated. I’m doubly vaccinated, but you can’t force anyone to get vaccinated or say ‘you can’t play here because you’re not vaccinated’ There are other solutions, like getting tested every day. They have rapid tests in the United States, it happens in Australia. It’s 85% effective and you get the result in 15 minutes,” said Kyrgios. Recently, world No. 1 Djokovic refused to reveal his vaccination status. “Things start as they are, I still don’t know if I will go to Melbourne,” Djokovic told the online edition of the Serbian daily Blic. “I will not reveal my status, whether I have been vaccinated or not.”

Roger Federer on his future

Roger Federer rejected the idea of playing in Melbourne and revealed that even Wimbledon, which begins at the end of June, might be a tad too soon for him. “The truth is, I’d be incredibly surprised to play Wimbledon as well as to say that Australia does not even come into account,” Roger Federer said. “And that’s not surprising,” Federer added. “Before the operation it was known that it’s nature would require long months of break. So there’s nothing new. I wanted to wait for the first big check-up of the doctors to talk about it: it is very encouraging. I have therefore started a long rehabilitation process in which I put my whole heart.” While the Swiss asserted that he plans to give it his all during this ongoing rehabilitation phase, he insisted it would not be the end of the world if he never plays a Grand Slam final again. “My ambition is to see what I’m capable of one last time,” Roger Federer said. “I also wish I could say goodbye in my own way and on a tennis court. That’s why I give my all in my rehabilitation. Then let’s be clear, my life is not going to collapse if I don’t play a Grand Slam final again.”

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