Federer Has Another Knee Surgery, Out for 2020 Season

Roger Federer announced on Twitter that he underwent a second procedure on his right knee.  Federer had arthroscopic knee surgery in February and has been recuperating. But his rehabilitation from the first surgery had been slow with setbacks.

Federer had surgery in 2016 and was out of action for the second half of the year. But came back strong in 2017 winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon. But he is much older now and the younger players are catching up to him.

Federer will be 39 when he returns in 2021.  Federer fans have to wonder how long Federer can play at the top level.  Repeated surgeries at his age are not welcome news to his fans.

The 2020 season is suspended at least until August.  There is an ongoing discussion about the US Open. Top players like Novak Djokovic have expressed reservations about playing at the US Open due to the restrictive measures announced by the USTA.

French Open has been rescheduled to be held in September this year. It’s unclear if the tournament will happen as scheduled given the uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Denis Shapovalov’s Shoes – What Shoes Does Shapovalov Wear?

Denis Shapovalov certainly belongs to the growing number of top players coming out of Canada.  Shapovalov has an apparel and shoe sponsorship deal with Nike. He currently wears the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoes.


  • Popular shoe among top players – both men and women
  • Delivers outstanding performance
  • Lightweight, comfortable and provides good fit
  • Good ventilation
  • Not durable (especially if you are hard on your shoes)
  • Traction is okay but could be better

Shapovalov hails from a tennis family.  His mom Tessa is a tennis coach.  She started coaching Shapovalov at age 5 and developed his game.  She runs a tennis academy in Vaughan. Shapovalov reached the semifinals at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Shapovalov’s Tennis Shoes

Shapovalov’s shoes, the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X is worn by many top ATP and WTA players.  Even Roger Federer wears them though he doesn’t have a contract with Nike.  Federer considered moving to other shoe brands but remained with Nike Air Zoom Vapor X because there are very few shoes that are as good.

The Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoes are lightweight and include a sock liner that hugs the foot for a more snug fit.  The shoes feature padded collars that provide exceptional comfort. 

Nike added a unique design on the perimeter of the outsole to improve traction on the court. This allows for a quick change of direction on the court and improves your movement on the court. 

The shoes are durable and will tolerate the wear and tear very well. The shoes come in multiple colors and will make you look fashionable on the court. 

Bottom Line

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X shoes are one of the most popular tennis shoes on the market.  Top tennis players wear them for a reason.  The shoes are lightweight and provide good traction on the court.  The shoes are also extremely comfortable to wear.  

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