The iconic Swiss master, Roger Federer took part in his first practice session ahead of the grass court season today. He delighted his fans with a new look while he played a game with Tommy Haas ahead of what promises to be a brilliant grass court season. Speaking to the press, Roger Federer gives his say on Novak Djokovic’s poor run of form as well as discussing other topics.
“When compared to a year ago, when he [Djokovic] held all four Grand Slams, he’s in a relatively difficult situation,” Federer said at a news conference.
“But, at the same time, he is still in the world’s top four, in the race for titles, and easily inside the top 10.
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“But there is no doubt that he has been weak for a player with his abilities. I guess it is not so bad, but it really depends on how you view his situation.
“Clearly, last year was very good for him, especially during the first half of 2016. So it’s quite surprising that he hasn’t pushed on since winning the French Open last year.
“I have to admit that I’ve seen him play very little recently and I cannot judge his situation. Most of what I have noticed, has come through the media.
“But he is too good a player for this to continue indefinitely.
“He will win grand slams in the future and fight again for world number one. So I expect to see a strong Djokovic in the future.”
After skipping the entire clay court season, we should expect a fully recharged and refreshed Federer for the grass court season. After watching the King of Clay etch his name in Roland Garros history, can we expect the King of Wimbledon to match his old foe?