Patrick McEnroe, a former French Open doubles champion and one of the top commentators in tennis today, says that he thinks Roger Federer is capable of winning another Grand Slam.
Patrick McEnroe on Roger Federer's Grand Slam winning chances
Speaking to Forbes magazine, McEnroe says, “I think he can, I think he can.
We’ve been saying this for five, six years, it’s not going to get any easier. He pulled the rabbit out of his hat. Well, he did more than that the last time he came back [in 2017] winning at the Australian and then winning Wimbledon again.
So 39, he’s had some time off, he came back refreshed last time, can he do it again? He’s Roger Federer, so I’m not going to say he can’t." Roger Federer underwent another procedure on his knee earlier this month and withdrew from the rest of the season in 2020, saying he would come back in 2021.
"I’m not going to guarantee he’ll win another one but I’m not going to say. We’ve already said before he’ll never win another one and then he won a couple more so let’s hope he can come back and go out with another year or so playing well and being able to be in the mix.
That would be great to see”. In his message to his fans after the surgery, Federer said, “Dear Fans, a few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee.
Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level. I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season."
Roger Federer is currently ranked No. 4 in the world. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks (including a record 237 consecutive weeks) and was the year-end No.
1 five times, including four consecutive. Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon men's singles titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles, and one French Open title.