Former world No. 1 Boris Becker says he would absolutely love to see Roger Federer make a comeback and win but acknowledged that the longer he is out it will be harder for him to have a successful comeback. Federer, 40, underwent a knee surgery in August and he has announced that he will not be ready for the Australian Open.
Federer indicated he may not even be ready for Wimbledon. “It goes without saying that I would like him to play tennis again. He is an absolute legend of sport and tennis. I would also like to see him win but the reality is that the longer you are away, the harder it is to come back," Becker said, per We Love Tennis.
Fernando Gonzalez curious about the Federer comeback
Gonzalez, who was beaten by Roger Federer in the 2007 Australian Open final, is curious to see what will happen with Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2022. “To be without competition for several months last year was tough and now this year, there has still be problems travelling," Gonzalez exclusively told Tennis365.
“Hopefully we can go into next year and have a more normal tennis year because so many exciting things are happening in our sport. “We are waiting to see if Roger can come back, what happens with Rafa and you see Daniil Medvedev winning his first major.
Then I like (Andrey) Rublev and (Jannik) Sinner. They have so much talent and can be successful in the game for many years to come”. Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Jim Courier doesn't believe Federer will ever again win a Grand Slam.
"I agree on Roger. It's very realistic about his chances. He has talked about maybe not even playing until 2023. So we will see. We will have our fingers crossed for him. and hope that we get to see him very competitively next season," Courier said on Tennis Channel.