Former World No. 2 Alex Corretja says Roger Federer will always have a chance to win at the Grand Slams as long as he is playing, in an interview to the website Tennishead. Corretja, who commentates for Eurosport now, says, “We are talking about Roger Federer that means you always give him the chance.
Until he retires, he will have the chance to win a Grand Slam. We know, as time goes on, he will have less chances, but I cannot say I will be surprised if Roger Federer wins the Australian Open, because it could easily happen."
Federer himself admitted on Saturday that he is going into the Australian Open without playing any matches this year but Corretja says the Swiss player knows what is best for himself. “Every player has their own approach.
If Roger is not playing in the ATP Cup, it’s because he’s thinking that his preparation for Melbourne needs a different competition or a different set-up. He will be thinking about what’s going to be best for him to achieve his goal, and his goal will definitely be trying to win in Melbourne.
I think the way Roger is playing, he doesn’t need these matches. Rafa and Novak probably feel like they need the matches after the pre-season. Of course, Roger has this magician’s touch that once he gets in shape after the first couple of rounds, he’s going to feel perfect.
At the end of the day, he will do whatever preparation he feels right with and I am sure he is going to be ready for the Australian Open, and I am expecting him to have a good tournament." Federer will play his first round match in Melbourne on Monday against American Steve Johnson.