Romanian tennis sensation Simona Halep has confirmed her participation at the upcoming Miami Open 2021 after back-to-back withdrawal from Doha Open and Dubai Open. However, now the former WTA No.1 has expressed her admiration for the ATP legends Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Halep said that she seeks ATP No.1, Novak Djokovic, as an athlete’s example in a recent interview. At the same time, she has always admired the 20-time major title winner none other than Roger Federer.
It is needless to say that the 33-years-old from Serbia is an example of never giving up no matter how challenging the situation is.
WTA No.3 continued, “Djokovic is an example athlete, his strength to stay on the field, not to give up, even if he has little pain, calls the doctor and so on. The fact that he is just as well-motivated is still to be appreciated. (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Roger Is A Genius From My Point Of View, says Simona Halep
On the other hand, when speaking about Swiss Maestro, Simona Halep said that she thinks Federer will play for a short time and is now doing everything with passion.
“I’ve always admired Federer. He’s a genius from my point of view. I think he will play for a while, and it is clear that he does it with passion. I don’t know how much he will physically; the wear and tear are felt after so many years. But if he says he will play at Wimbledon and the Olympics, so be it,” the 29-years-old from Constanta added.
In conclusion, Halep explained that Federer did not have so many injuries because tennis is easy for him. Rafael Nadal has a greater wear game, which is why he was more prone to injuries.