Roger Federer recently gave an update on his comeback when he posted a video of him working on his forehand as he prepares for his long-awaited return. While Federer didn’t give a timeframe for his return, it was to the delight of tennis fans to see the 20-time Grand Slam champion work his way back to some on-court action.
The Swiss maestro may be at the end of his career, but he is a famous coach Rick Macci believes that Federer will always be an example for the next generation of tennis players. Macci, who coached many tennis legends including Serena and Venus Williams and Andy Roddick among others, said if you want to improve your game you have to watch Federer.
According to Macci, Federer has all the shots in his arsenal, from lightning fast forehand to impeccable footwork, but what stands out most is his temper. The Swiss maestro is known for his calm demeanor on the pitch and Macci says that’s what made Federer stand out from the crowd. The American then praised Federer, saying he was the ‘greatest player of all time’.
“We can talk about speed, quickness, balance, agility and fluidity. But the most important thing is temperament. He makes mistakes and you don’t even see that anything happened. He was the role model in every clubhouse in the world and to do that at a young age is incredible. If you want your child to improve, let them watch Federer. I’m not talking so much about the mechanical part, although his forehand is more than amazing. His forehand is biomechanically unreal. Just watch how he reacts after each point. As if nothing had happened. The greatest player of all time, the Fed.” said Macci, as quoted by welovetennis.
Roger Federer is expected to make a comeback at the US Open
Federer hasn’t played a match in 8 months since he was eliminated in the quarterfinals Wimbledon 2021 to Hubert Hurcakz. He then underwent surgery after his knee injury worsened. It was his second operation in less than a year and it seems to be taking its toll on the Swiss maestro. Earlier, Federer’s coach Severin Lüthi had hinted that a Wimbledon comeback was highly unlikely, saying Federer was still in the rehab phase. Comeback at the US Open would be in contention for the five-time champion with ample time to recover before the final Grand Slam of the year, which takes place in September.
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