Roger Federer has reached yet another semifinal at the Australian Open, but things do not look that good for him. The Swiss sensation had to go through a couple of tough and incredible 5-setters against John Millman and Tennys Sandgren and his body seems to be badly battered. The Swiss sensation has been struggling with his leg and his condition doesn’t seem to be good ahead of his clash against Novak Djokovic.
About his injury
During the press conference that followed his incredible match against Sandgren (Roger won after saving 7 match points), the Swiss revealed:
“I don’t know if you can call it an injury. It’s just pain and problems. I need to figure it out now. But as it’s not like in 18 hours, like you got a third-round to play, semi-finals.
You have an extra day, adrenaline, there’s a lot of things. Two good nights of sleep, doctors, physios. Hopefully, we’ll find out that it’s actually nothing bad, that it was just the groin that went really tight from playing a lot, who knows what, from nerves. I don’t know. I’m hopeful. We’ll find out tonight, tomorrow. The next day we’ll see how it goes. I felt like it came midway through the second set maybe after I lost my serve. I started to feel like my defense wasn’t really there.
That’s also when I got the warning finally because I was upset about the pain I was feeling.I had been playing with that problem for a while there. But I still felt like he was playing great.”
According to reports, Roger missed the practice session on Wednesday. There are some doubts that he will even play the final 4. Time will tell.
Federer at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Ranked world no.3, Federer has a 5-0 win-loss record in 2020. The Swiss is now playing at the Australian Open where he defeated Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-2, Filip Krajinovic 6-1 6-4 6-1, John Millman 4-6 7-62 6-4 4-6 7-68, Marton Fucsovics 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 and Tennys Sandgren 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-68 6-3.
Djokovic at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Now the world no.2, the Serbian has a 11-0 win-loss record in 2020. Djokovic is currently having a run at the Australian Open where he bested Jan-Lennard Struff 7-65 6-2 2-6 6-1, Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2, Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 6-2, Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 and Milos Raonic 6-4 6-3 7-61.
The last time that they squared off, Federer won 6-4 6-3 in the round robin in London (Nitto ATP Finals) in November 2019.
Djokovic won 78 titles in his career: 45 on hard courts, 14 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 6 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
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