Lionel Messi Praises Roger Federer
Prominent champions in various professional sports often praise one another for their talents. That was witnessed with Roger Federer & Lionel Messi, two individuals known worldwide for different skillsets. Champion sports personalities have selected one of two sides during the pandemic, with most electing to continue their contention without concern for Covid-19.
Athletic personalities like Roger Federer have taken different approaches in their stance towards the pandemic, believing it’s disrespectful to sustain normal lifestyles with 1.8 Million have died from Covid-19. Nick Krygios is another ATP athlete that’s followed suit to Roger Federer, avoiding all competitions until pandemic conditions are eliminated worldwide. That time is arriving soon with the Pfizer & Moderna Pharmaceutical vaccinations being distributed internationally.
When announcements were made by Roger Federer that he wouldn’t compete in the 2021 Australian Open, athletic champions began praising him. It meant that for Federer, that he wouldn’t compete in the Australian Open for the first time since joining the ATP Tour in 1999. Multiple elements are attributing into why Federer isn’t competing in 2021s Australian Open. Federer was undergoing two knee surgeries & timeframes for physical preparation were eliminated for Roger.
Messi on Federer and Nadal
Reporters questioned Lionel Messi on Roger Federer bowing out from the Australian Open. The prominent footballer, who has sustained headlines regularly in recent weeks following his announcement to leave Barcelona FC, noted that champion athletes struggle to not compete in their headlining events. Messi mentioned that in all sports, one individual will stand out & for professional tennis it’s Roger Federer.
It’s unfortunate that Roger Federer cannot compete in the 2021 Australian Open, with other prominent athletes in the ATP Tour & WTA Championship competing without concern. Supporters can witness these individuals compete to champion status on February 8th, 2021. Confirmed competitors include:
- Ashleigh Barty.
- Serena Williams.
- Naomi Osaka.
- Simona Halep.
- Novak Djokovic.
- Rafael Nadal.
- Andy Murray.