Tennis icon Roger Federer does not want to play in empty stadiums. “I sincerely hope that we can resume the season in a normal way, so with spectators. Even if it means that we will have to wait a little longer,” said the Swiss in GloboEsporte, Brazil.
International tennis has been on hold for some time due to the corona pandemic. Global organizations have recently decided that there will be no play until July 31 at least.
“Of course it is possible to play tennis without an audience. When you train, there is no one in the stands. But I don’t see myself playing in an empty stadium. The audience is essential to the emotion. So I very much hope we can resume with at least a half-filled stadium, “said the twenty-time grand slam winner.
Federer underwent knee surgery in February and is still in rehabilitation. “I am satisfied with my condition, but I don’t play tennis yet. I don’t see the point of that yet.”