'Whole world misses Roger Federer,' says Belinda Bencic
World no. 12 Belinda Bencic is preparing for the season's first Major of the season in Melbourne, serving a two-week quarantine without leaving her room.
Belinda spoke about unequal terms between the Adelaide and Melbourne bubble and the fact that not every player has a bicycle or other training machine in his room. Despite that, Belinda will try to stay positive and do her best at the Major where she didn't play well in the past. The Swiss scored only nine Australian Open wins from seven trips Down Under since 2014, looking forward to changing that in a couple of weeks if she finds form after staying away from the practice court.
Speaking about her compatriot Roger Federer, Belinda said that the entire tennis world is missing him, wishing him the best and hoping to see him on the court as soon as possible.
Roger hasn't played since the last year's Australian Open due to knee issues, undergoing two surgeries in February and May and hoping to hit the court again in March. Belinda and Roger claimed two Hopman Cup titles for Switzerland in 2018 and 2019.
"The whole tennis world misses Roger. Tennis without him is always sadder. I'm hoping, and I'm very confident that he will come back soon. At least he didn't miss much last year," Belinda Bencic said.