Michael Llodra: I did not think Roger Federer would have such a monstrous career

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Michael Llodra: I did not think Roger Federer would have such a monstrous career

Former world No. 21 Michael Llodra said he didn't think Roger Federer would go on to have such a "monstrous" career. Federer is one of the greatest players in tennis history as he is tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.

Llodra faced Federer twice and both times ended on the losing side. “I have had the chance to face him several times. We are a year apart, I've known him since I was 12. We grew up together. I didn't think he would have such a monstrous career," Llodra told Telegram, as revealed on We Love Tennis.

Llodra added that Federer was having ups and downs at the start of his career but once he figured it all out he became a "whole different player."

Federer attempting another comeback

Federer underwent a season-ending knee surgery in August and he is hoping to be ready for next year's Wimbledon though he admitted there is a good chance he won't play at The Championships next year.

"I'm disappointed but I don't want to rush the times," Federer told Sky Sport italia. "Going back to the courts at the age of 40-41-42... It doesn't change much, the important thing is to go back.

"Who knows if I will be a commentator in the future, now I work to return to play and comment on the games from the pitch ... " Federer doesn't want to complain about his health struggles as he is grateful on the fact that he has a great career.

"I felt that the US Open was also very fast, I miss matches. I had a great career and I'm not complaining, but it would have been nice to be in Turin, it's a shame," Federer said. "Wimbledon? Looking at the calendar today, it is very complicated.

There is a small chance but I don't want to be too loaded with expectations. "If I am there, it will be for fun. In April or May I will give updates if I will be there or not, now it is too early to tell."