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Miami Open 2017: 5 reasons Roger Federer could win the Sunshine Double

Modified 26 Mar 2017, 15:18 IST
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#4 At the peak of his fitness

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 19: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the mens final during day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 19, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Fighting fit! Federer has had nary a problem with fatigue or pain so far

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
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