'Roger Federer had a chance in Melbourne', says Grand Slam champion



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'Roger Federer had a chance in Melbourne', says Grand Slam champion

Novak Djokovic has caught up with Roger Federer and is preparing to overtake. The published ATP ranking always sees the Serbian at the top: for him it is week 310 of his career at the top of the ranking, equaling the record that belongs to the Swiss.

Considering that Djokovic will be in his place even in a week's time, the 33-year-old from Belgrade will set a new record from 8 March. No change, however, in the top ten positions. Behind Nole remains Rafa Nadal who, however, now risks losing second place to Daniil Medvedev: the Majorcan will miss Rotterdam and Acapulco and the Russian would just need to reach the semifinals in Holland to overtake him.

Fourth is Dominik Thiem, ahead of Federer under threat from Stefanos Tsitsipas. While speaking with La Stampa, Bjorn Borg was asked if he had ever given Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal advice. The Swede replied that individuals of their caliber usually do not require advice, before going on to marvel at their on-court and off-court personalities.

Borg talks about Roger Federer

“Well, if you put it this way let's say Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal know what I did, and I know what they are doing,” Bjorn Borg said. “I'm much older, but I've been through their own experiences, that's why we understand each other perfectly”.

Bjorn Borg also claimed that Roger Federer may have missed a trick by pulling out of the 2021 Australian Open, since he believes the Swiss had a shot at the title. The Swede then listed what he feels would be Federer’s main objectives for the upcoming season.

“It's a pity that Roger decided not to play in Australia, he had a chance,” Borg said. “But for 2021 he has five goals: the first is to stay fit, the others are Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open, and the Laver Cup”.

Tennis fans are quite excited about the return of Roger Federer at the Qatar Open 2021 next week. The Swiss Maestro will be making a comeback after almost 14 months on the court and it’ll be intriguing to watch him play.

However, experts doubt whether he’ll be able to make a convincing comeback to the sport or not. Nobody knows when will Roger Federer bid goodbye to the sport. As of now, fans want him to play as long as possible and even win some more titles. Will Federer be able to make an incredible comeback at the ATP Doha 2021?