'Roger Federer may even come back, but it will be...', says top analyst

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'Roger Federer may even come back, but it will be...', says top analyst

It took Denis Shapovalov more than a set to adapt to the playing conditions of the Central Court of the ATP 250 tournament in St. Petersburg, but he still found a way to beat Pablo Andujar in a comeback and gain access to the quarter-finals.

"The draw worried me from the start because Pablo is not an easy player to face. So I was expecting such a difficult match, ”said Shapovalov at a press conference. “In the early part of the match I didn't feel great, but after the first set I took some time and tried to change my attitude.

In this way I managed to overturn the game: I started to play better and I felt good sensations in the third set”. After the US Open final, Daniil Medvedev praised Novak Djokovic calling him 'the best player in history'

Starting from these statements, Shapovalov revealed: “This is a very controversial issue. Obviously, according to the results, he is the best of the Big 3 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic), but each of them has their own style of play.

It is very difficult to compare them”. The Canadian, right after the semi-final lost to Djokovic at Wimbledon this year, had spent words of great admiration for the Serbian champion. "Nole joined me in the locker room and said beautiful words to me.

To me it means so much, no one forced him to come to me. Novak is a fantastic person, I think he is not praised as much as he deserves."

Clarey talks about Roger Federer

Roger Federer made a brief comeback to the ATP Tour in 2021.

He played in three rounds of the French Open and reached the Quarterfinals of Wimbledon, before taking another long break due to injury, a break which is still ongoing. He’s had to undergo another knee surgery which, while successful, has raised some question marks about his ability to continue at an elite level.

Clarey recently gave his perspective on Roger Federer‘s retirement. In an interview when asked, “When will Federer retire?” The Journalist replied, “I don’t believe he will return to the circuit (after another knee surgery).

It’s a guess. I believe he will realize, during his rehabilitation process, that time has changed. The new guys arrived. He has a lot to do in his life. At 40, what else will you conquer on the circuit?” Fans of the Swiss Maestro have been desperately awaiting to see if a returning Federer can match his previous levels.

Clarey poured cold water on those dreams as he continued,” He may even come back, but it will be a slow and difficult comeback. I don’t think he can win more Grand Slam tournaments. And I think you won’t be happy if you don’t have a chance of winning these tournaments”.