Hailed as the ‘Greatest of all time’, Roger Federer is back to the place where he belongs. In the updated rankings he will topple Rafael Nadal who recently won the French Open to get to the first rank. We take a look at the match and fitness in tennis.
The return and next stage
In the semi final match of ATP Mercedes Cup going on, Federer defeated Nick kyrgios to reach the finals. After losing the first set he came back strongly to be victorious. Competition between Federer and Nick is always neck to neck and this time too both competed with vigor.
While in the other semifinal match Milos Raonic defeated Lucas Pouille to book a spot in finals. This is the first finals for Milos, after Istanbul open 2017. In the first set, defending champion Lucas, was defeated easily but he showed resilience in the second one. The final scorecard read 6-4, 7-6(3). Raonik has not won any title since 2016 Brisbane International and would like to capitalize this time. Though, the challenge in form of Roger Federer is not easy but keeping his hopes upbeat is what he can do.
Tennis and the fitness
At 36 years of age Roger is showing strong dedication to the game. Winning 15 matches consecutively and now back at the number one spot his fitness has improved. The age factor makes him to be choosy for tournaments. He has not featured in French Open since 2015. And this year too he sided from the tournament to focus on Wimbledon. The game requires top notch agility to face the bests in the world. Injury woes are quite common in tennis and it has subdued many players in the past. Kyrgios, who looked quite dominant initially was also making a comeback after an elbow injury.
Being a game of impact tennis does not entertain any sort of physical dis-balance. But this aspect is primarily at the higher level with a title to be won. It is surely a fun game if considered lightly and for physical addressing.