Roger Federer a few weeks ago had his fans worried but in general all those who love tennis saying that he could not train for more than two hours. The Australian Open is far away, but not too far because in two months it is already January, the month in which the first Grand Slam tournament of the season is played.
And this year, the Australian trip must be prepared in advance - because the government of that country imposes a 14-day quarantine on all who arrive in that country. Those words of the Swiss had, unfortunately, fueled so many rumors which, however, were denied by the former world number 1 who in an interview declared that retirement is not in his plans and is still a long way off.
Filip DeWulf believes the Big 3 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic are not done winning yet. The Belgian did mention, however, that Federer might struggle in his comeback to the tour next year.
Dewulf on Roger Federer's future
"Roger Federer not only has to return from double knee surgery and eleven months of absence, but will also turn 40 in August," Filip DeWulf stated.
The temporary ranking system enables players to retain their points from last year's events, thus offsetting the impact of the tournaments being cancelled or players not being able to travel for any reason. "The Swiss maestro is somewhat saved by the freezing of the rankings.
Due to the absence of almost five competition months, the ATP and WTA decided in March that players can only lose points again from next year. Roger Federer is therefore still the number 5 in the world and that with only six games under his belt," DeWulf said.
It’s been almost a year since fans last saw Roger Federer on the court. Therefore, they are excited for the Australian Open 2021 in order to see the 39-year-old back on the tennis court. Fans will want Federer to re-create his 2017 season in which he won seven titles after coming back from a back injury.
This time, too, he was out of the 2020 season due to a knee injury. Thus, they will expect him to perform consistently in spite of the fact that all the odds will be against him. The moment will be ripe for the Swiss Maestro to take the lead in the Grand Slam tally.
At the moment, he is tied with Rafa at 20. However, as Rafa hasn’t been able to win an Australian Open title since 2009 despite playing four finals, it could be Federer’s chance to win his 21st Grand Slam title.