Chris Evert: "Roger Federer looks very happy outside the court"



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Chris Evert: "Roger Federer looks very happy outside the court"

During a recent interview with ESPN, Chris Evert expressed his opinion on Roger Federer's come back. She explained: "Roger Federer has four children and is enjoying life in Switzerland. He has started numerous projects off the pitch and looks really happy.

The feeling is that it would take a titanic feat not to get back to number 1, but even just to get back to the Top 5. It would be something incredible at his age" - she added. Chris does not want to overreact for the moment: "We don't know how training is going.

We don't even know if he's as hungry as before or if he's satisfied with the life he's leading. We will only be able to deliver a verdict after seeing it in action. As I have repeated a myriad of times, everyone withdraws when they want.

Roger earned this right, just like Serena Williams." According to his statements, Federer should play several tournaments in 2023 as well, among which Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Roger's come back ever closer!

Roger Federer's return to the court is less than a month away. The former world number 1 will in fact be one of the protagonists of the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September.

In addition to him, there will also be Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The Swiss champion is absent from Wimbledon 2021, thanks to yet another operation on his right knee. The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for the King, who has not been able to play as and as much as he would have liked.

Suffice it to say that the Maestro played just 13 official matches last year, collecting nine wins and four defeats. Nadal and Djokovic stole several records from him in this time frame: both beat him in the all-time Grand Slam standings, with the Serbian also breaking the record for weeks at the top of the ATP ranking.

Roger will close his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.