‘Don’t Think Roger’s Done Any Favours’: Australian Star Makes Bizarre Claim About Roger Federer

Published 12/31/2021, 9:05 AM EST
Roger Federer and John Millman


Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has dominated scenes in the sport for over two decades. He has managed to raise the bar of this sport to greater heights with his incredible popularity and his elegance. However, over the past couple of seasons, the Maestro has been troubled by frequent injuries. 

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Recently, Australian tennis player John Millman was speaking about the number of injuries he has suffered. He too has been injured often during the twilight phase of his career. 

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Roger Federer has set an unrealistic example for tennis players 

While speaking about injuries, he did mention that Federer has not done any favors to the rest of the players on Tour as he would often get compared with the Swiss maestro’s incredible longevity. John gave a backhanded compliment to Roger for the unrealistic standard that he has set.  

He spoke on this subject and stated, “I keep getting told, ‘take a look at Roger’. I don’t think Roger’s done favors to any tennis player. He’s had the injury bugs the last couple of seasons but the guy played for ages, for bloody forever. Ten years ago, if you said guys would still be in their prime at 31, 32, 33, 34, they would have laughed at you.”

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his second round match against France’s Richard Gasquet Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

Federer is one in a million

Back then, players would end their careers when they would hit the mid-thirties. However, things are different now as Federer won a Grand Slam title as a 37-year-old player. With the way John executes his gameplay, he finds his style more physical, which has taken a toll on his fitness with time.

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The 32-year-old added, “I remember when (Andre) Agassi was running around at 34 and people thought he was a little bit crazy and then he played the US Open final at 35. This is my point. Some of these guys have opened up that door to make it seem the norm, but it doesn’t get any easier. That’s the reality. Especially with my type of tennis, it’s a physical brand of tennis.”

Coming to tennis, the Australian Open 2022 is set on the 17th of January and will end on the 30th of January. We wish all players the best of luck for the upcoming tournaments lined up. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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