Having undergone back-to-back knee surgeries, Roger Federer has not yet wholly recovered from his injury. For a reason, the 39-years-old Swiss has announced that he will miss the Australian Open for the first time in his career. The news was shocking to everyone while his compatriot Marc Rosset admitted that “he too was disappointed.”
In a recent interview, the 1992 Olympic gold medal winner revealed that he was waiting with bated breath to watch a Federer match in the first Grand Slam of the year, which traditionally occurs during summer.
Former World No.9 continued, “I was looking forward to getting up in the morning and watching a Federer match under the Australian sun. It became one of our rituals at the start of the year.”(Quotes translated into English via Google translator)
After ten months of hiatus, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has been swinging his racquet since the first week of November. The 50-years-old Swiss added, “despite progress over the past two months, he has decided to give up” the trip to Melbourne.”
“I’m Sad For Him But Not At All Surprised”: Marc Rosset on Roger’s Australian Open 2021 Decision
The 1996 French Open Semi-Finalist believes that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal never lied and emphasised that ageing needs to be considered in Roger’s recovery process.
The 15 ATP singles titles winner expressed, “Rodge had said that the second operation had been a halt, that he was late. He and Nadal always tell the truth, just listen to them. At 39, he probably needs more time to be reassured. I can imagine he wants to be 100% sure that it won’t let up.”
Speaking about his countryman’s fitness management, Marc Rosset explained, “Rodge is someone who takes a lot of precautions. He doesn’t play with his body. In his twenty-year career, he has done everything to avoid the slightest anti-inflammatory. “
Swiss player Marc Rosset retired from professional tennis in 2005, and his remarkable achievements are singles Gold Medal in Barcelona Olympic Games and the doubles French Open title in 1992. He did manage to win two matches against Federer in the total of four.