As a poet from Boulogne-Billancourt liked to say, power only respects power. It is therefore only natural that Novak Djokovic, world number one, pays tribute to Roger Federer, number one among the number 1, and wishes him a speedy recovery. The Swiss, struggling with a recalcitrant knee, is considering a return in the summer of 2022 for what should look like a farewell tour. The Serb is hoping his rival will be entitled to it and that his retirement will take place on a court rather than at a press conference.
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“For everything he has succeeded and created in this sport, he deserves to play again and say goodbye on the court if his injury does not allow him to play more frequently,” said Djoko. Then to continue, dithyrambically, on the influence of Rodgez on tennis. “Roger is an icon of our sport and people love him all over the world. They love to watch him play, they even love to just see him on the circuit. It is very important for our sport, whether on or off the court. Most important of all?