Almost all tennis fans are eager for the arrival of the Australian Open 2021, which will mark Roger Federer's return to the field after almost a year. The Swiss phenomenon played his only tournament of 2020 in Melbourne, before undergoing a double operation on his right knee that kept him stationary for the rest of the season.
Thanks also to the difficult situation linked to the global pandemic, the former world number 1 has decided not to force recovery times and to adopt the same strategy that had brought him so much luck in 2017. In the meantime, the eight-time champion of Wimbledon has suffered the hook of the eternal rival Rafael Nadal at 20 Slams, while Novak Djokovic has a very serious chance of equaling and exceeding his record of weeks at the top of the ATP ranking.
Thanks to the new ranking system, the 39-year-old from Basel was still able to maintain a place in the Top 5 ahead of the Happy Slam. The Australian government has specified that tennis players will not be able to reach Melbourne before the start of 2021, a directive that casts serious doubts on the conduct of the preparatory tournaments and of the Australian Open itself on the scheduled dates.
In a recent interview with his main sponsor, Uniqlo, the 20-time Grand Slam champion reiterated that he can't wait to get back on the court.
Roger Federer on his future
In conversation with his main sponsors, Uniqlo, Roger Federer was asked about what is important for him now.
The Swiss Master revealed that getting 100% fit is first on his agenda. Federer is craving to play the big matches and enjoy the crowd once again. “Right now I would like to come back to 100% with my knee, with my body.
And getting in shape and then be on the tennis court, I don’t know enjoy the crowd and win big matches again”. Federer also said something that will be a relief to all tennis lovers. He expressed optimism about his future and still has some top tennis left in him despite nearing 40.
Great signs ahead for 2021. “I am actually really excited to see what the future holds for my tennis because I think there is still something left”. Recently Federer along with Borg engaged in an interview. The Swiss did have elegant things to say regarding his idol and stated, “I’ve had some major meltdowns.
Mostly angered by myself. I’ll be disappointed with some of the handshakes I gave. I felt it was the opponent’s mistake I lost even though it was all myself to blame”.