ROGER FEDERER NEWS
June 16, 2021 -- Halle, Germany
Roger took his first loss on grass this year in his second round match at the Noventi Open on Wednesday in Halle. Next Gen player, Felix Auger-Aliassime, was ready to battle as he faced the 20-time Grand Slam Champion. The match went 3 sets and pushed the Swiss star as he continues to work on coming back from multiple surgeries which have kept him away from some of the competition over the past few years. The young Canadian defeated the 5th seed 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“It’s a huge challenge for me. Everybody who has been in multiple surgeries or a tough surgery knows what I’m talking about,” Roger said. “Things don’t come simple, they don’t come easy. You second-guess yourself rather quickly unfortunately, and that’s sometimes the biggest worry: the worry of pain or the worry of how you’re going to feel the next day or when you wake up, the first steps, how did they feel? All this stuff, it takes a little bit of a toll on you sometimes.”
Roger will now focus on prepping for Wimbledon.
June 14, 2021 -- Halle, Germany
Roger began his 2021 grass court season today at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. He faced Ilya Ivashka in the first round and got a win under his belt to gain some confidence beating the 90th ranked player 7-6 (4_, 7-5.
“Overall I think I served very well. Clearly, I can always be a little bit better, but I’m very happy and excited that I was able to get through the first one. I’m excited to be back on the green grass. And getting a win is obviously always very nice.”
Next he will face Felix Auger-Aliassime or Hubert Hurkacz. Roger has advanced to at least the quarterfinals in his previous 17 appearances in Halle.
Join Roger Federer for a behind the scenes look at his personal sporting memorabilia to be sold at Christies in support of The Roger Federer Foundation:
Christies is honored to present two unique sales comprising Roger Federer's personal sporting memorabilia collected over the duration of his outstanding professional tennis career to date. Roger Federer, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time is offering this collection to support The Roger Federer Foundation that helps deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland. The Roger Federer Collection - The Live Auction comprises 20 prestigious lots, each signed and celebrating one of Federer's 20 record-breaking Grand Slam tennis titles. The Roger Federer Collection - The Online Auction comprises 300 lots charting Federer's career from the early days of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 to matches which took place in 2021.
‘Every piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and enables me to share a part of my personal archive with my fans around the world. More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland.’ - Roger Federer.
The Live Auction is now open for browsing. Follow the link to explore the sale.
The Roger Federer Collection - The Live Auction: London, June 23rd, 2021.
The Roger Federer Collection - The Online Auction: June 23rd - July 13 & 14.
Roger secured his spot in the second week at Roland Garros defeating 59th, ranked Dominik Koepfer, in a long, four set battle 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5.
The next day, he decided rest was in order after the grueling 3rd round victory.
"After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it's important that I listen to my body and make sure I don't push myself too quickly on my road to recovery," Roger said in a statement released by the French tennis federation. "I am thrilled to have gotten 3 matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court."
June 3, 2021 -- Paris, France
In his second round, Roger had a bit of a battle against the big hitting and former World No. 3, Marin Cilic. The Swiss Star got off to a strong start and even battled a time violation called by the umpire in the second set. A little rattled, he quickly regained composure and won the match in 4 sets 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Hatting 47 winners to take out the former US Open Champion, this victory advances Roger to the third round at Roland Garros, his first major tournament in 16 months.
“Overall I’m very happy how I’m feeling and also confident that tomorrow I’ll feel fine somehow.”
Next up, the 39-year old will face the German lefty, Dominik Koepfer. The two have never played.
“The first round I didn’t surprise myself per se, but now in the second round, I did,” Roger said. “Now can I keep it up and how will the body react? We’ll see. The mind is getting stronger, I can feel it. I have more clarity, I have more confidence growing in me.”