Former Top 10 comments on Roger Federer's return

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Former Top 10 comments on Roger Federer's return

Fans will have to wait a long time before seeing Roger Federer again on the pitch. The former ATP number 1 played just 13 official matches last year, racking up nine wins and four losses. After being eliminated in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, the Swiss phenomenon announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to undergo surgery for the third time in the last 18 months.

To the microphones of 'Credit Suisse', one of his historical sponsors, the 40-year-old from Basel admitted that he was still unable to race. The 20-time Grand Slam champion also revealed that in April-May he will have a clearer idea of ​​his return to the tour.

Meanwhile, the whole world was amazed by Rafael Nadal’s feat at the Australian Open. Taking his second title at Melbourne Park, the Spaniard overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to reach 21 Majors. The King was one of the first to congratulate the Majorcan through a beautiful message on social media.

During a recent interview with 'RTS', Marc Rosset spoke at length about the future of King Roger.

Rosset opens up on Federer

“I can't comment on Roger Federer, I don't know. As he said in his congratulatory message to Rafa, a great champion should not be underestimated, they are capable of coming back, Federer achieved that feat well in 2017 in Australia," said Rosset.

Rafael Nadal stunned the tennis world after clinching his 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne on Sunday, moving ahead of both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam race. Interestingly, around five months ago, the Spaniard was not even able to walk properly because of a foot injury.

"So you have to be patient even if at 40, it will be difficult. But as long as he has not taken over the racket, it is difficult to get an idea," added the former World No. 9 player. At an event, Roger Federer hilariously spoke about his forehands and backhands as a kid.

He laughingly said, “yeah, there is a weak backhand just trying to push in. This is my body who won just Davis Cup with me. Marco Chiudinelli, we played against each other at the Swiss championships and I used to complain a lot and as you can see, I was like this little weak kid, you know, with a pretty good forehand. But I was already shanking the ball then and I still do it today”.