Is it because of the still frame or Federer seems to be changing his FH technique?One encouraging thing is that it looks like Roger has regained much of the muscle mass in his calves. In the lockdown videos he was putting up in April, his legs looked skinnier and w/o their usual definition.
Looks like Fed will not being doing his usual training block in Dubai due to COVID. He's always there by late November in normal years. I wonder how he's going to adapt to Australian heat while training in the winter in Switzerland?
I think it’s best to be realistic about Australia. 4R would be a huge win IMO.Looks like Fed will not being doing his usual training block in Dubai due to COVID. He's always there by late November in normal years. I wonder how he's going to adapt to Australian heat while training in the winter in Switzerland?
It looks like he'll make one last push for Wimbledon and the OGM in the summer of 2021, at least that's what he's indicating. Some people here are posting quotes from Fed that he didn't make, the exact translation of what he said yesterday (which was anything but promising) was:Roger isn't retiring, is he ?
I think there's plenty of cause for overall concern about 2021 being the end, but not going to Dubai for his traditional training block doesn't concern me. Every time he's given an update he's said his knee still isn't 100%, so why would he rush off to Dubai (while still in the middle of a pandemic) to train for a season that won't be starting on time anyway?I knew it was bad news when he wasn't doing his training block in Dubai, which he's done every year since 2005. The indoor training facility near Wollerau that he was hitting at hasn't seen him in almost two weeks now, which can't be good news. And he's constantly being sighted out and about while not training, like here last week:
He's always spent Christmas in Dubai for years, so it wouldn't be any different this year. He never has spent Christmas in Switzerland (except once) for over a decade. They're going to Dubai very late this year, Fed's usually there by Nov. 25. And spending Christmas in his Dubai penthouse wouldn't be half bad.At this point it seems odd he’d go to Dubai before Christmas. Celebrate Christmas at home with family and go after.
Roger is extremely popular in the Middle-East and the Gulf countries, only football superstars have the same aura.