Snooker Legend Expresses Admiration for Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Published 12/06/2020, 9:30 AM EST
Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after Novak Djokovic winning his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)


Serbian star Novak Djokovic and Swiss Maestro Roger Federer are two of the best tennis players in history. Together, they have won 37 Grand Slams and have been dominating the sport for quite a long time. This has led to compliments from 2 Snooker players – Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’ Sullivan.

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Robertson, who recently reached the final of the UK championship, appreciated Federer’s way of playing tennis. He said, “You watch people like Federer, and guys like that, the way they go about it and win trophies. I want to win the right way.”

Niel has been playing incredibly well at the UK Championship and Ronnie O’ Sullivan has attributed this to his diet. Djokovic has been known for his strict nutrition plan, which is why Ronnie compared him to Robertson.

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He said, “Djokovic changed his diet and all of a sudden couldn’t stop winning majors. You look at him now, he looks much fitter and much healthier.”

Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia hold their trophies as they walk off Centre Court after the Men’s Singles Final during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in 2021

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The reasons given by Robertson and O’Sullivan are why Novak and Roger are at the top of tennis. Fans always look forward to seeing them play, especially against each other. Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to see that in 2020.

This is because of Federer’s knee injury which he sustained at the start of the year. He underwent 2 surgeries to correct the problem and hence; he was forced to end his season prematurely.

Now, the Swiss Maestro is back to training, and he is currently preparing for the 2021 season. The first event he will play will probably be the Australian Open and hopefully, we will see another amazing contest between him and Djokovic.

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