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Alla Zakarian

19-08-2020 | 19:07 Tennis

"I heard Roger Federer worked on technique with backhand", says top coach

Roger Federer's fans are hoping that the 20-time Grand Slam champion will be capable of the exploit of 2017 in 2021. 2017 season marked a renaissance and a return to excellence for Federer. Federer won a total of seven titles in the season, the most since 2007. With these accomplishments, the season was Federer's most successful in over a decade. In an interview with ATP, Gilles Cervara spoke about Roger Federer's comeback to the tour a few years ago. "I heard Roger Federer a few years ago, when he came back after stopping for six months, I heard he worked on technique with his backhand," Gilles Cervara said. "You always have to improve something. It depends what you choose. Sometimes it’s more physical, sometimes it’s technical because you want to improve a shot and you realize to improve a shot like this it’s more technical than physical. The top players like Novak, like Wawrinka, Roger Federer and Nadal of course, they know [themselves] so they’re able to maintain something (a stable mentality) better than the young players. "That’s also what Daniil is learning. The bad thing is the tour stopped, because I think when Indian Wells was ready to start he was ready to have a high level." The French coach, who started work with Medvedev in 2017, also spoke about the World No. 5's matchup against Rafael Nadal at the US Open final last year. "I think you don’t realize what’s going on really because you’re focused on the match, on the goals and the way to win. You’re not disconnected with the action and what was happening. You are 100 per cent in the action and you live this like it’s almost a normal match. I want to say for me it was like all the matches, because Daniil played it like this also," concluded the Frenchman. Source: TennisWorldUSA

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