To go through two knee surgeries and make a successful comeback to a sport that is physically very demanding sounds like an improbable thought. Add to it that if the athlete is almost 40-years old, it becomes all the more difficult. Swiss Maestro Roger Federer is going through a similar phase and many doubt whether he will be the same player after those twin knee surgeries and almost a year-long hiatus from tennis.
Although, tennis great John McEnroe is sure that Federer will make a comeback, he is not too sure whether the 39-year old Swiss be at the top of his game.
Extremely difficult to do so: John McEnroe
John McEnroe, while analysing the French Open, told Eurosport, “You can’t put it past him to make a successful return next year because part of it is his love of the game and he just enjoys being out there so much.”
McEnroe further added, “Presumably down in Australia, I guess that’s where he is probably going to come back, the courts suit him pretty well. I’m sure if he doesn’t feel like he’s capable of making a deep run, he’s not going to play, he’s no reason to so I would presume he is going to be coming back at a high level but it’s just hard to imagine at 39 you could be as close to what you were, that would be extremely difficult to do.”
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is eyeing a return to the sport at the start of 2021. He is expecting to be fully fit for the Australian Open, where the Swiss Maestro has won as many as 6 titles. Let’s all hope that Federer lives up to the hype of his much-awaited return!