WATCH: Roger Federer Asks Fan to Maintain Social Distancing

Published 03/22/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 05: Roger Federer during the arrival press conference in Cape Town ahead of The Match in Africa against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town International Airport on February 05, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images/Getty Images)


Fans were quite excited about the return of Roger Federer on the tennis court. The tennis legend made a comeback at the Qatar Open 2021 after almost 13 months and managed to win the hearts of his fans. Even though he couldn’t win the tournament, he managed to prove that he has got a lot of tennis left in him.

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Although tennis is slowly returning to normal, stadiums are still not open for fans. The coronavirus pandemic is still not over yet and players are also taking the necessary precautions. Recently, Roger Federer once again impressed fans with his great presence of mind when he cautioned a fan to maintain physical distancing.

A fan approached the Swiss maestro to take a photograph with him. However, he came too close to Federer and the 20-time Grand Slam champion instantly stepped back aside and advised him to maintain social distancing.

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“Just a little bit distance, yeah!” said Federer to the fan.

The fan understood Federer’s message and didn’t go any closer to him. He then stood at some distance to get himself clicked with the G.O.A.T.

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When will Roger Federer return to the court?

Even though Federer took part at the ATP Doha 2021, he still isn’t completely fit as of now. As a result, the former World No. 1 cannot defend his title at the Miami Open 2021. The clouds are still looming over whether he’ll be able to recover before the upcoming clay-court season.

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

However, there is one thing that is certain. Federer is surely targeting the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and will try to win his 21st Grand Slam title there. He’ll be 40 soon and thus, it’ll be quite challenging for him to compete with players who are almost half his age.

Fans will hope to see Federer fully fit to be able to compete with all his might on tour once again. They believe that he still has the potential to win one or even two more majors going forward. Will Federer be able to surpass Rafael Nadal once again and win his 21st Grand Slam title before him?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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