“Lacks the Toughness”: Dominic Thiem’s Former Coach Believes Roger Federer Won’t Succeed at French Open 2021

Published 05/03/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his Men’s Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Fans are quite happy that they will soon get to witness Roger Federer on the court yet again. The Swiss Maestro will first play in his home country at the ATP Geneva Open 2021 before heading to Paris for the French Open 2021. Federer will be playing a Grand Slam after almost 17 months and fans have quite a lot of expectations from him.

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Even though many experts claimed that Roger Federer can excel at the French Open 2021, some believe that he won’t be able to play well at the tournament. One of them is Dominic Thiem’s former coach, Gunter Bresnik.

In a recent interview, Bresnik revealed that he doesn’t have big expectations from Federer, especially in Paris. He mentioned that the 39-year-old lacks toughness at this point in his career.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts against Andy Murray of Great Britain during the Men’s Singles Tennis Gold Medal Match. Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 5, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

“In Paris, I don’t trust him to win anything. He just lacks the toughness of the match,” said Bresnik.

(Quotes translated by Google Translate)

This is not the first time when experts and coaches haven’t believed in Roger Federer. The same had happened before the Australian Open 2017 when many highlighted that his career was over and he wouldn’t make a convincing comeback after the injury. However, the 20-time Grand Slam champion just stunned everyone with his remarkable performances at the Australian Open 2017 and ultimately, emerged as the winner of the tournament.

“He is dangerous”- Gunter Bresnik on Roger Federer

Even though Bresnik stated that Federer won’t be able to shine at Roland Garros 2021, he emphasized that one must never copy the great player. He also believes that Federer is a dangerous player whenever he steps on the court.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over David Goffin of Belgium in the Rolex Shanghai Masters in Shanghai, China. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

“You must never copy Federer. Everywhere he appears on a tennis court, he is dangerous,” added the tennis coach.

Roger Federer is not playing in Madrid or Rome this season. He’ll just be playing in Geneva to get some practice on clay before playing at the French Open 2021. Will Federer be able to make an incredible comeback again and lift his second Roland Garros title this year?

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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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