The news of Roger Federer's return to Doha has rekindled the minds of tennis fans around the world like dynamite. After more than a year, the very Swiss champion will take to the field again to test his conditions in view of a very important summer full of events that Roger does not want to fail, including Wimbledon and, of course, the Tokyo Olympics.
The return of Federer could only stimulate historical courses and appeals and the thoughts of many fans immediately returned to the possibility of their favorite to take back that title on the London green to which he had been so close on July 14, 2019 when he failed two match points against Nole Djokovic in the final.
There are those who speak of utopia, others of fantasy, and instead those who prefer to think of it as a dream that only Roger's immense talent can turn into reality. And the race for the slam titles cannot ignore the figure of Rafa Nadal, Roger's nemesis and great companion in adventures and conquered records.
If Rafa Nadal were to win the Australian Open, a tournament as said orphan of Roger Federer, and thus reach 21 slams, would he cut Roger off the possibility of being elected the best ever?
Roger Federer reveals his plans
“My biggest wish is to finish my career on my terms,” Roger Federer said.
“As I’ve said before, it doesn’t have to be a fairy-tale ending, it doesn’t have to be a Wimbledon victory, and then I’ll walk away”. More than winning Grand Slam tournaments, playing with fitness in front of fans is Federer’s current goal.
“The most important thing for me is to be completely healthy again,” he added. “And of course, that the fans can return to the stadiums. I followed tennis the last few months with melancholy. I haven’t set a specific date for the end of my career.
We will now give it a go. For now, the goal is to play for the whole season. Then we’ll see how my body has reacted and how the results were,” Roger revealed. The Australian Open 2021 is scheduled for February 8, and we’re just 5 days away from the start of the spectacle.
However, this unfortunate development at this hour has put things under question. First, the organizers would have to sort out the ongoing crisis and test the players yet again to ensure that none of them have contracted the deadly virus. It would take quite some time and there’s no word about the Australian Open 2021 yet.