Roger Federer will not be part of the Australian Open but that does not mean a vacation. In fact, he already has his eye on returning to the circuit, which could be in Dubai (where he is currently training) or Rotterdam just for the month of March.
The Swiss was seen in the last hours posing for the photo with Dominic Stricker. Who is this boy? None other than the 2019 Roland Garros junior champion.
Also Swiss and very talented, he had the prize of being sparring in the last ATP Finals in London. “I was there for two weeks and it was an incredible experience, I was able to train with Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, four of the best players in the world. I really enjoyed every practice, I learned a lot,” said the 18-year-old. to the website of the ITF at the time.
While it is his moment to jump to the Challenger circuit, Stricker had the best possible experience to prepare for 2021. Nothing less than the hand of Federer, Stricker expressed himself publicly: “It has been a wonderful three weeks in Dubai. It is an incredible start to the season. Looking forward to the tournaments now. Thanks to Roger Federer and his team for everything.”stated in Instagram.
Hello Roger! 👋🇨🇭
Federer, who will not participate in the #AustralianOpen, trained during the last week with his young compatriot Dominic Stricker, winner of the last #Roland Garros Junior. 😄#TENNISxESPN pic.twitter.com/0VxwqiWoGI
– ESPN Tennis (@ESPNtenis) January 15, 2021