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Roger Federer and Gianluigi Buffon: Two legends still alive

After 405 days of inactivity, Roger Federer returned to the courts, and showed that he is still to compete at the first level.

Gianluigi Buffon, Roger Federer
Gianluigi Buffon, Roger Federer

Roger Federer was on everyone's lips, and was in the forefront of sports portals, as he returned to the courts, after having been inactive for more than a year. How could it be otherwise, his return was victorious. The Swiss played his first game in more than a year and won 7-6, 3-6 and 7-5 against Briton Dan Evans, 28 in the ranking, at the Qatar Open.

It should be remembered that Roger had to undergo two knee surgeries in 2020, so he had not played a game since the semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January of the previous year, 405 days ago. The winner of 20 grand slams, he again made it clear that he is not even close to retirement yet. Although it was seen erratic at times, and slow in some reactions, everything indicates that it was due to its long inactivity, so it will normalize with the running of the competitions.

"Winning or losing, being on the court was the best, but of course winning the game makes it even more entertaining", he declared after the end of the game and admitted: "I felt married, I was more worried about that, and that it also led him to be more aggressive. But I am very happy and I feel like there is still something, retirement was never really in the cards", he confessed.

On the front lines when it comes to sport, a soccer legend like Gianluigi Buffon continues to write one of the world's greatest stories. Like Roger, he is an example of conduct, tenacity, and patience. At 43 years old, he is still in force, and belongs to the Italian Juventus first team, and as with the Swiss, everything indicates that retirement is still a long way off, and we will continue to enjoy them, at least, a while longer. It should be noted that the Italian goalkeeper was highlighted as the best in his position in the 21st century.

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