Swiss Tennis Sensation Dominic Stricker Reveals the Key Advice From Idol Roger Federer

Published 04/29/2021, 8:07 AM EDT
Roger Federer celebrates victory during his mens singles first round match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy during Day one of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Over the years, Roger Federer has displayed some of the best tennis the world has ever witnessed. By doing that, he has encouraged a number of youngsters to play the sport. He has been a great role model and is one of the most idolized athletes in the world today.

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Recently, Roger Federer was praised by upcoming tennis sensation, Dominic Stricker. The Swiss teenager is in awe of his compatriot. The pair practiced for three weeks in Dubai earlier this season. When Roger was busy training while being on the sidelines, Dominic was his practice partner.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The 18-year-old stated, “It was just an amazing feeling to practice with him. I was with him for three weeks in Dubai and I learned a lot. I’m very happy to show what he taught me. The biggest lesson is what he told me to do on serve.”

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Roger Federer helped Dominic Stricker with his serve

The Swiss teenager felt ecstatic about seeing his idol, Roger Federer. During his time with the 39-year-old veteran, Stricker sharpened his skills in the game. The biggest lesson he learned from the great Swiss maestro was to work on his serve.  

Dominic won his first ATP Challenger Trophy in Lugano, Switzerland, last week. In the previous season, he won the French Open juniors event, capturing titles in both, singles and doubles, categories. 

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 Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Roger Federer’s disappointing comeback

Reflecting on to Federer, he returned on Tour in Dubai after being on the sidelines for over a year. After his Australian Open exit last year, he was forced to undergo two knee surgeries. He featured at the ATP Doha Open and lost in the second round. he was, however, content with his performance after returning on Tour after a lengthy layoff. 

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Federer is scheduled to resume his season at the ATP Geneva Open 2021. It will be a good addition to his calendar because he intends to compete at the French Open this season. 

At the moment, players are focused on competing at the Mutua Madrid Open. Players like Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be headlining the tournament. 

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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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