“Going To Be Very Difficult”: Former Doubles Partner Speaks About Challenges Ahead for Friend Roger Federer at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/25/2021, 9:19 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – July 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland during his loss against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Tennis superstar Roger Federer has been the face of the sport for several years. He has transformed the game and been a true ambassador for this amazing sport. The Swiss ace has spent many years at the top, and the desire to achieve further greatness at this age is commendable. 

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Recently, his friend and former doubles partner Yves Allegro spoke about the challenges ahead at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He spoke about Roger Federer’s contribution to the game and the manner in which he has transformed the game, both on and off the tennis courts.

LONDON, ENGLAND – July 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 42-year-old former player stated, “For me, he’s the greatest. He’s the one who changed tennis in relation to the media. He’s the one who lectured It is he who has promoted his sport the best in the last 50 years around the world. He has changed tennis for the better. It is not the number of Grand Slam tournaments won that will make the difference.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

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The doubles specialist was impressed by Federer’s performance in Paris earlier this month. He also noted that the task is difficult for the former World No. 1 as he will have to pass through the test of beating top 5 ranked players. He also insisted that he is physically and mentally recharged to go the distance. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during the Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia ( not pictured) at The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

Allegro spoke on this topic and added, “Roger is immediately at home. Given the quality of his service and the game he showed at Roland Garros, he will be one of the favorites. The meetings are played in the best of five sets and he knows he will have to beat two top-5 players. It will be very difficult but one thing is certain, he will be mentally and physically fresh.”

Coming to tennis, at the moment, Federer is in London, ready to compete at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. This tournament is going to be played after two years as it was canceled last year. It will be interesting to see how the Swiss ace performs during his journey in South West 19, London. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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