'I know Roger Federer hasn't won there since 2008 but...', says former star

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'I know Roger Federer hasn't won there since 2008 but...', says former star

The week begins and it's time for the Australian Open with the best of men's and women's tennis on the court in the first Grand Slam of the year. However, a week ended in which the Atp 250 tournaments in Melbourne and the ATP Cup took place with the ranking that has not changed greatly but has seen progress by the Italians.

The Top Ten does not change, however, which sees our Matteo Berrettini gaining points and approaching Schwartzman's ninth place while reaching almost 500 points ahead of Monfils and Shapovalov. The first change in the standings is with Milos Raonic overtaking David Goffin in 14th place.

Finalist in Melbourne 2 Felix Auger Aliassime postpones the appointment with the first title, but returns to the Top 20 gaining two positions compared to Grigor Dimitrov. The Melbourne 2 winner Daniel Evans also did well, reaching his Best Ranking at 26th place gaining 7 positions.

Roger Federer hasn't won a Grand Slam in three years with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic closing on his record tally but former US tennis star Chanda Rubin believes the Swiss tennis star will come back with a vengeance this season.

Federer's 2020 season was cut short shortly after his appearance at the Australian Open after undergoing knee surgery.

Rubin reflects on Roger Federer

"I think the most likely thing to say is Wimbledon," Chanda Rubin said on Tennis Channel.

"That's where Roger Federer is so good but I'm going to go with the US Open. I think he's going to need just a little more time, that may do him some good. I was going to go with the finals or potentially winning [the US Open].

I know he hasn't won there since 2008 so it may be a little unlikely but I think Federer is good for another major this year and I think it might be there." For now, the focus turns to the 2021 Australian Open without Federer in the field.

It was quite a heartbreaking moment for fans when Federer withdrew from the Australian Open 2021. While he traveled to Dubai, his usual base for the pre-season training block, and went through the paces under the watchful eyes of his coach Ivan Ljubicic, Federer released a statement announcing his withdrawal from the Australian Open.

Although he is not playing at the Grand Slam, fans expect him to make an incredible comeback super soon. Will Federer be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in 2021?