Former World No.1 Roger Federer will celebrate his 40th birthday on 8th August. However, the Italian professional Marco Cecchinato hopes that the Swiss Maestro can extend his career for one more decade.
In a recent interview with Gazzetta del Sud, the 2018 French Open semi-finalist Marco spoke about many matters, especially his goal, his countryman Jannik Sinner’s strong run at the recently concluded Miami Open 2021.
Federer Is An Extraordinary And Stimulating Presence On The Circuit, says Cecchinato
During the exciting conversation, Marco Cecchinato was asked about his perspective over Roger Federer’s comeback and how long he will be on tour.
The former World No.16 said that “I hope, first of all, that Roger can play until he is 50!” And the 28-year-old from Palermo highlighted that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is a motivation source, and it is lovely to meet him anywhere.
A three-time tour-level title winner continued, “He(Federer) is an extraordinary and stimulating presence on the circuit, an athlete who is pleasant to meet on the fields, in the locker room, in the lounge area. Federer is one of us, even if he is tennis.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Following the 13 months of hiatus, Roger returned to the ATP Tour last month at the Qatar Open 2021.“Obviously, it will not be easy to return after a long period of absence,” Italian added.
“I Would Not Be Surprised”: Marco Cecchinato on Big 3 Dominance
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are the Big 3 of the men’s game. They have been ruling the men’s tennis world for nearly two decades and have won a total of 58 Grand Slam titles so far.
“And the same can be said for Djokovic and Nadal, who is playing little in this period. But considering that we are talking about the champions who have made tennis great, I would not be surprised if their domination continues for a long time,” Cecchinato confessed.
Hopefully, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have been continue their rivalries for many more years and entertain devoted tennis fans.