“Novak and Rafa are different”: the biographer draws a parallel between Roger Federer and Lionel Messi

Roger Federer is one of the biggest tennis stars in tennis history. Winning 20 Grand Slam titles, the Swiss star is at the top alongside Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Besides all the accolades and accolades that Federer has won during his career, the most captivating quality of the Maestro remains its elegance. The beautiful, even casual, simplicity with which he practices this sport has always distinguished him from his competitors.


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Recently, Federer’s biographer and journalist Christopher Clarey spoke about Federer and compared this intangible quality to soccer GOAT Lionel Messi. He also spoke about the difference between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic compared to Roger.


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Christopher Clarey on Roger Federer

Clarey recently wrote “The Master: Roger Federer’s Brilliant Career”. In an interview, he was asked about Federer and what distinguished his “genius” from Nadal and Djokovic.

The biographer noted, “That’s a great question… I don’t think it’s (Federer’s genius) difficult to explain. Anyone who follows tennis can see it. Even people outside of the tennis world can see it. ”

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Great Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS / Toby Melville

“It’s like seeing Messi in a video: ‘Watch that dribble, wow’. Roger’s tennis is very easy to admire, it’s almost like a dance. Novak and Rafa are different. It’s more about feeling “, he added again.

(The quotes were translated with Google Translate)

According to the journalist, it is very difficult to decode the gameplay of Novak Djokovic. He appears to be flawless in his own way.

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Federer is optimistic about his recovery

Roger Federer injured his knee after Wimbledon 2021 and has retired from the rest of the season. However, the Swiss recently made a special appearance at the Laver Cup in Boston. Federer received an overwhelming reception from the crowds in Boston.


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When asked to speak about his injury, Federer noted, “First I have to walk properly, run properly, then do the side steps and all the agility work, then finally I have to be back on the tennis court. But it’s going to take me a few more months and then we’ll see how things go at some point next year.

September 21, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland: RAFAEL NADAL speaks with the media after his match with. Mr. Raonic in the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva, Switzerland. (Credit Image: © Christopher Levy / ZUMA Wire)

The Swiss added, “There’s no rush, so I’m in a really good position. I think the worst is behind me.


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Roger Federer fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the 20-time Grand Slam champion to return to the pitch. What do you think, when will the Maestro return?


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