The fourth- ranked Federer Roger Federer made a winning return from a six-week break, beating Potito Starac of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the first round of his hometown Swiss Indoors event on Monday. Federer last played on Sept. 18 in a Davis Cup match on grass in Australia where he beat Bernard Tome in four sets. After opting to rest and recharge, Federer played his first match ranked outside the top three since winning the 2003 Wimbledon title as the No. 5. Basketball spreads
Many have started to clamor that Federer is washed up and is on the decline as a dominant player. Similar to his friend Tiger Woods in golf critics have suggested that Federer may not win another grand slam tournament. Some assert that we are witnessing a changing of the guard at the top and that the landscape of tennis will soon usher in some younger players. However, some others believe that Federer has something left in his racket. Basketball lines
Unlike his buddy “Tiger” in golf, Federer has a stable and healthy lifestyle off the court. Federer also has kept his coaching and management team intact. Federal supporters believe that the consistency and discipline in his personal affairs will allow Federer to regain his championship form.
The claim by younger players that Federer should retire discounts the longevity and quality of performance that other champions have had in both the mens and women’s game. Past male champions like Connor’s, Sampras, Agassi and in the women’s game, Martina and Billy Jean King,
Tennis is a game of inches that requires the focus that Federer has always displayed in the past. Federer is a great ambassador for the game and a dedicated family man off the court. Federer still loves the game and many hope to see him win another grand slam tournament in the near future.
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