In a conversation with Laureus Sports, former World No. 1 Martina Navratilova, said she feels bad for Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
“Only war has prevented major tournaments from taking place, now we have this pandemic and for players like Roger Federer and, of course, Serena Williams, it is time wasted.”
They are all in the same boat, but for veteran players like Roger and even Rafa Nadal and, in particular, Serena Williams, it is more difficult, without a doubt. I sympathize with them, because this is an enemy that you cannot fight, you just hope it disappears and we can play next year.”
Navratilova also mentioned that maybe this break wasn’t the worst thing for Federer after all. Considering that he had recently undergone a knee surgery and the pace at which Novak Djokovic was winning Grand Slams, maybe it wasn’t.
Still, with Federer aging and becoming further and further away from being able to truly compete in big tournaments, he would much rather be able to play.
In the end, Martina just wanted to reflect on the fact that sports aren’t the most important thing right now.
“Right now, I think it also makes us realize that sport is a luxury,” said Martina Navratilova. “But we all miss it, it is still a very important part of all our lives.”
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