“He Seems To Be Very Fit Again”: French Open 2020 Junior Champion Reveals His Experience of Training With Roger Federer

Published 05/16/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)


The Italian Open 2021 will conclude today after which there will be a couple of lead-up events before the French Open 2021. One of them is the ATP Geneva Open 2021 where Roger Federer will make his comeback. Federer last played at the Qatar Open 2021 where he got eliminated in the second round.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In a recent interview, 18-year-old Dominic Stricker revealed how it was to train with Roger Federer. The Swiss player had gotten the chance of training with Federer before the Australian Open 2020 and had even hit the net with him in Dubai this year.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning match points during his Men’s Singles first-round match against Steve Johnson of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“Roger told me to work more on my serve, which of course I did. Preparing with Roger is always something really great, I learn so much and I am very much aware of my luck,” said Stricker in the interview.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

(Quotes have been translated by Google Translate)

The youngster clearly highlighted that he has learned so much from the Swiss Maestro. He also disclosed how Roger advised him to improve his service, and he followed his advice blindly.

Stricker will be making his debut on the ATP Tour at the Geneva Open 2021. As a junior, he won the French Open title last year.

“Seems to be very fit again”- Dominic Stricker on Roger Federer

Stricker highlighted that Roger Federer seems pretty fit and fine to him at the moment. Fans also believe that the 20-time Grand Slam champion has recovered and can win the Geneva Open title this year.

Rodger Federer of Switzerland trains during day one of the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

“There have often been balanced sentences but the serious fight should be something completely different. He seems to be very fit again,” added the Swiss player.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Stricker will kick off his Geneva Open 2021 campaign against Marin Cilic tomorrow. It’ll certainly not be easy for him to play his first professional match against Cilic, who is a Grand Slam champion.

On the other hand, Federer enters the event as the top-seeded player and will face either Jordan Thompson or Pablo Andujar in the second round. Will the Swiss maestro be able to conquer Geneva ahead of the French Open 2021?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Roger Federer Shows Off Solid Movement During Practice Against Marin Cilic Ahead of His Return on Clay

28 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Anshul Singh

947 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT