Even though the writing seems to be on the wall, Roger Federer does not want it into write his own autobiography.
Even though the writing seems to be on the wall, Roger Federer does not want it into write his own autobiography. The Swiss ace has fallen behind the pecking order to the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in recent years and with his form gradually shrinking, many critics and ex-players have written him off.
At this year’s US Open, Roger Federer fell to his lowest ebb when he was ranked at the 8th seed. Injuries and poor form have invited critics’ foul mouth but the former world number one will find solace into the fact that his fiercest rivals have backed him to bounce back from this abysmal slump.
Federer who will be competing in the Shanghai Masters received the full backing of Spanish ace Rafael Nadal. “He’s going to qualify. I’m sure of that. Even if he doesn’t have a ‘huge points’ advantage at the moment, he has always played well in this last part of the season. He likes to play in these tournaments. He has always had positive results at the end of the year. I feel that he will do it. He’s a great player. I’m sure he will be in London, fighting for the title.” Rafa Nadal quoted.
Serbian Novak Djokovic also seconded Rafa’s comments and was quoted, ” He (Roger) still is a top-eight player. He’s always dangerous. He’s unpredictable on any surface. On that day, if he feels well, we all know what he’s capable of.”
Roger Federer may have lost out that ‘ooze’ of the old times but the ‘class’ that won him 17 Grand Slams still is and will remain permanent!