A video of Roger Federer practising in Dubai has emerged on social media, the place the Swiss legend will be seen swinging his racquet on the tennis courts of the Hyatt Regency Lodge. This is without doubt one of the only a few movies exhibiting Federer on the court docket after his double knee surgical procedure earlier within the yr.
The 14-second lengthy clip was posted on Twitter by former Indian diplomat and present Deccan Chronicles columnist, Okay.C. Singh. Singh’s son, who appears to be residing in the identical lodge as Roger Federer, is the one who filmed the video.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has himself confirmed he’s at the moment in Dubai together with his spouse and youngsters. The Federer household has additionally been individually photographed in different areas of the town.
Within the video, we will see Roger Federer buying and selling a couple of hits with a follow accomplice (who shouldn’t be within the body). The 39-year-old is, not surprisingly, coaching on a hardcourt, forward of the Australian Open which might be performed on the identical floor.
Federer will also be seen doing his signature racquet ‘twirl’ earlier than taking a step ahead and ripping a one-handed backhand.
All the tennis world noticed Federer unleash an improved and extra highly effective backhand when he made his stellar comeback in 2017. His followers would undoubtedly be hoping the six-time Australian Open champion once more showcases a brand new trick up his sleeve when he returns to the court docket subsequent yr.
Will Roger Federer play the 2021 Australian Open?
Not a lot will be concluded from a 14-second clip, however this new improvement does appear to comprise a sliver of hope for Roger Federer followers.
Firstly, the 39-year-old seems to have his footwork in form, with not a lot seen discomfort in his knee. Furthermore, provided that the 2021 Australian Open is held in the summertime warmth, it’s an encouraging signal that Federer has chosen to follow in Dubai’s heat local weather.
The center japanese metropolis is a popular follow and vacation vacation spot for Roger Federer; he usually flies there throughout December yearly to organize for the Australian Open. As such, Federer following the identical routine this yr signifies that the Swiss star is hopeful of collaborating within the Australian Open subsequent yr.
Printed 23 Dec 2020, 18:21 IST