Used for years to dominate the entire panorama of the world circuit, the two great champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had to start facing the young Serbian Novak Djokovic, born in 1987 and already winner of the Australian Open there a ten years, 2008.
Over time, “Nole” skillfully carved his own space between these two sacred monsters, reaching the top of the rankings and breaking an almost impossible record like the weeks spent atop the ATP rankings.
in addition to being only two conquests of the 20 Grand Slam titles that Federer and Nadal currently hold. Veteran tennis coach Paul Annacone weighed in on the greatest strength of former disciple Roger Federer, saying his love for the sport has helped him to be one of the main lights of contemporary men’s tennis, even in the twilight of his career.
Paul Annacone returns to Roger Federer
Paul Annacone said the champion’s understanding of life allowed him to “put things first” and his hands-on perspectives on the game and his career in particular kept him going for all these years.
“I think Roger Federer’s greatest strength as a player and as a person is his perspective. I mean, I think he really understands life and because he understands life and the ability to prioritize things and the pragmatism with which he approaches things has allowed him to do what he has loved for so long. ”Said Annacone.
He added that, combined with his other virtues, what has helped Federer be at or near his best, even at 39, is his undying ‘love’ and passion for the game. tennis and that’s why, at 39, he’s still there, ”said the coach.
Roger Federer recently confirmed that some of his most treasured tennis memorabilia will be auctioned off to raise money for his foundation. Federer’s property will be put under a hammer at Christie’s – a world-renowned auction house.
The first of two auctions is scheduled to take place at a live event on June 23. 20 lots of Federer objects will be auctioned that day, each denoting one of the 20 major titles of the Swiss legend. The second auction will take place online and take place in July.
“Each piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and allows me to share a part of my personal archive with my fans around the world,” said Federer. “Most importantly, the proceeds will support the Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to provide educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland.”