'Roger Federer will try to play a few more tournaments but...', says Top 10

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'Roger Federer will try to play a few more tournaments but...', says Top 10

A serious knee injury has drastically reduced Roger Federer's appearances on the pitch in the past two seasons. Suffice it to say that the Swiss phenomenon played just 13 official matches last year, collecting nine wins and four losses.

The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best results in 2021, far too meager tally for a legend of his caliber. A few weeks after the Championships, the King announced that he had suffered a relapse in his right knee and had to operate for the third time in 18 months.

The hope of the fans is that the former world number 1 will be able to treat himself to one last ride of the carousel before retiring. The 40-year-old from Basel is expected to return in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup (which will take place at London's O2 Arena at the end of September).

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has resumed training on the tennis court, posting some videos that have rekindled the hopes of his fans. In the course of a long interview with Telegraf, Andrey Rublev - fresh from his triumph in Belgrade - expressed a certain skepticism about the chances of seeing Federer at the highest levels.

Rublev opens up on Roger Federer

"Of course Roger Federer will try to play a few more tournaments, but to be honest, I think it is very difficult to return after such a long period of absence from the field," Rublev opined.

In an exclusive interaction with Telegraf, Rublev provided his take on the GOAT debate, saying both Nadal and Djokovic "are the best in history." "It is very interesting! Those two are the best in history, and now they are fighting for one of them to somehow prevail and be alone on that throne," Rublev said.

"In my opinion, they are both the best ever. It is important to see that they continue to enjoy tennis, and we will soon see what lies ahead." Rafael Nadal, the legendary tennis ace, has made and broken many records.

Such as holding the ranking of world no.1 for a record 209 weeks. The 21 times Grand Slam champion is still in form and has shown no signs of stopping. Further, since his debut in professional tennis in the year 2001, the Spaniard hasn’t given a single year of subpar performance.

Nadal gave a blistering 20-0 start to the year. He conquered three consecutive tournaments, namely Melbourne Summer, The Australian Open, and the Mexican Open.