'I don't think the days of Roger Federer winning...', says former ATP star

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'I don't think the days of Roger Federer winning...', says former ATP star

Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick doesn't think Roger Federer will ever win a Grand Slam again, but "would love to have him proven wrong" Federer, 40, underwent knee surgery in August. "Unfortunately, I don't think the days when Roger won Grand Slams are still here.

I would love for them to prove me wrong, but that's a very uphill battle," Roddick said during his appearance on Tennis Channel. Federer admitted that he is not sure if he is ready for Wimbledon next year. "I felt like the US Open was very fast too.

I miss the games. I had a great career and I'm not complaining, but it would have been nice to be in Turin, it's a shame," said Federer, according to Eurosport. "Wimbledon? Looking at today's schedule, it's very complicated. There is a small possibility, but I don't want to be too loaded with expectations.

If I'm 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."

Roddick speaks about Federer

Andy Roddick recently opined that Novak Djokovic has a longer "runway" left to win Major titles compared to his great rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The American also believes Djokovic has, over the last decade, consistently been the best player out of the Big 3. "Novak Djokovic only got better this year," Roddick continued. "I don't know if you can say that about Rafa, I certainly don't think you can say that about Roger, unfortunately at this point in their careers.

So, Novak still has to be the favorite [for the Australian Open]. But this new wrinkle where Rafa comes in and there's, you know, the route to the Aussie Open title - [where Nadal] doesn't have to go through Novak." According to Andy Roddick, 2009 Australian Open winner Rafael Nadal wouldn't be the favorite for the 2022 edition even if Novak Djokovic were absent.

The former World No. 1 also cast doubt on the chances of his former rival Roger Federer ever adding to his Major tally. "Listen, I don't think Rafa is the favorite [for the Australian Open] regardless of if Novak's there or not as it currently stands, but there's a serious wrinkle," Roddick said.

"Unfortunately, I don't think the days of Roger winning Grand Slams are still here. I would love to be proven wrong, but that's a seriously uphill battle." The 20-time Grand Slam Roger Federer is currently on a break from tennis owing to his knee injury.

The Swiss last participated at the Wimbledon 2021, exiting the tournament in the quarter-finals. Just recently, Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka Federer are spending their wonderful time with former World No. 2, Tommy Haas in Germany.