'Roger Federer believes he can win another Major', says top analyst



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'Roger Federer believes he can win another Major', says top analyst

A few weeks after Wimbledon 2021, Roger Federer decided to have his right knee operated on for the third time in 18 months. The former world number 1 never managed to find the ideal condition last year, playing only 13 official matches and having to settle for a marginal role.

The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, a far too meager booty for a legend of his caliber. Over the past two years, King Roger has had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.

The 40-year-old from Basel hopes to return in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup. Recently, the Swiss posted a photo on social media that portrays him during a training session in the gym. Many are hoping that Federer will beat the stages and be able to participate in Wimbledon.

During a long interview with Tennis Deutschland, Christopher Clarey - a well-known correspondent for the New York Times - spoke about the return of Roger and more.

Clarey speaks about King Roger

"When Roger Federer was last healthy, he was only one point away from winning Wimbledon – one point!

I think he expects to have another good chance. Sure, on paper it didn't look bad in 2021, he was in the quarterfinals at the age of 39," Clarey said. Personally, I don't think he'll get any further than before, I think there are too many players in the way.

But why should Roger think so?" Roger Federer is one of the greatest players of all time. He is revered for his exploits on the court and the way he has conducted himself off the court. "I don't presume to know how he developed personally.

I'm not his friend, not a family member. An interview is an interview. Here he is very pleasant, very open. He hasn't changed at all in certain areas - even if he has become a billionaire in the meantime (laughs). He always asks questions.

My first conversation in 2001 was less of an interview and more of a conversation. And in 2019, the last time I spoke to him, it was the same," Clarey said. "What has changed is of course his knowledge, in general, but also about tennis history.

His sense of humor is also often underestimated, he always cracks a joke and likes to laugh. In conversation, he doesn't come across as elegant as in advertising, more like a normal person. He's a warm guy," he added.