David Nalbandian, in an interview with Argentine television, told a curious anecdote concerning Roger Federer. Nalbandian recalled when he challenged Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on the playstation during the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.
He told: “We had organized a small tournament and the loser would have had to go down to the hotel lobby in his underwear and take the elevator. Unfortunately, I was the loser and was not allowed to negotiate. So I headed for the elevator and the funniest thing is that when the doors opened I found myself face to face with Roger Federer and Mirka.
It was a really embarrassing situation!” said the former Argentine player. During a recent interview, Roger confided that he is looking forward to returning to the pitch: “I know very well that my career as a player is close to the epilogue.
I think about it sometimes, but not too often. My main goal is to get back to playing tennis as soon as possible. I’m working hard to do it and I think about it every day.”
Roger Federer again on the court in 2022 nd 2023
According to him, Federer should also be on the pitch in 2023.
Roger wants to treat himself to one last round of the joust before hanging up his racket. The Swiss phenomenon has undergone three operations on his right knee in the last two years, failing to play as and as much as he would have liked.
His last official appearance dates back to Wimbledon 2021, where he reached the quarterfinals thanks also to a not impossible scoreboard. His race came to an abrupt halt against a wild Hubert Hurkacz, capable of even giving him a bagel on Center Court.
A few weeks later, the former ATP number 1 announced that he had to operate on his knee for the umpteenth time. Barring further unforeseen circumstances, the King is expected to return to the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from 23-25 September.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will also take part in the ATP in Basel, which returned to the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.