#4 At the peak of his fitness
In 2016, Federer struggled with old meniscus injuries, knee issues, fatigue and then some. That fall at Wimbledon perhaps showed us the vagaries of his various injuries.
Years and years of tennis and practice, and constant play at the level Federer has – almost miraculously consistently, setting a number of perhaps unreachable records, may have ended the career of another player far earlier than this.
But his longtime fitness coach Pierre Paganini, a constant fixture on Federer’s core team, prior to the Swiss’ return, said late last year that Federer “....feels like he is 25 years old.”
Paganini went on to mention that Federer had no struggles with pain or fatigue in daily practice, which can only be a good thing for the player.
At 25 years old – in 2006, Federer had won nine of his now-eighteen slams – 50%, in fact, so that is good news for both the player and his fans.Published 26 Mar 2017, 09:11 IST