After 13 months of hiatus, Roger Federer made his long-awaited comeback last month. Subsequently, he announced his intention to compete at Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympic Games. However, the 2020 French Open boy’s title winner Dominic Stricker wishes his compatriot for his return.
In a recent interview with twenty minutes, a Swiss prodigy spoke about several things, especially his career goals and working with his countryman none other than Roger Federer.
Dominic Stricker Says It Is A Huge Honour To Comparing Him To Federer
Stricker is considered the future hope of Swiss tennis. After winning a title at the 2021 Lugano BSI Challenger, the 18-year-old reached a career-high ATP World No.425 singles ranking on 5th April 2021. Ultimately, Dominic is often compared to Swiss Maestro.
“I think it’s cool and a huge honour to be compared to him(Federer). Of course, it’s still an extremely long way for me to get there. It would be nice if I could achieve nearly as much as Roger,” Dominic Stricker said.
Stricker Hopes He Can Play Against Roger Federer
Earlier this year, the emerging star trained with the 20-time Grand Slam Champion in UAE. After three weeks of practice sessions, Stricker stated that he enjoyed every minute in Dubai and expressed his gratefulness towards Roger Federer and his team.
The 39-year-old from Basel has a win-loss record of 1-1 in this season. Since his comeback, the whole tennis world speculates whether Federer will find his way back to get his rhythm. Nevertheless, Stricker believes Roger can win more titles and perform well in Tokyo.
When asked do we see another duel between Stricker and Federer on tour? Dominic Stricker replied with laughs, “Who knows, maybe. Of course, I hope to be able to play against him. I wish him all the best for his comeback and hope that he can win a few more tournaments and do well at the Olympics.”
(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Federer missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games due to a knee injury. On the other hand, Swiss claimed the singles silver medal in 2012 London while he won doubles Gold medal in the 2008 Beijing edition.
In 2021, Wimbledon will occur from 28th June to 11th July, and Tokyo Olympic Games is scheduled to take place from 23rd July to 8th August.