Current World No.5, Roger Federer is undoubtedly a legend of the sport who has given his heart and soul to tennis over a two-decade long career which is still believed to have got potential. Even today, the Swiss maestro remains relevant in terms of popularity and favoritism, be it at any tournament.
Despite staying away from the court for a period of 11 months, the Swiss was voted as the Fans’ favorite for an astonishing 18th time in a row. This speaks volumes about Federer’s importance as an individual who still continues to impact lives through his heroics.
Reflecting on his absence from the game, Federer had to undergo two surgeries in succession on his right knee. Due to this, he remained away from the court in order to recover.
Tim Henman has his eyes set on Federer and Sinner for the upcoming season
British retired tennis professional, Tim Henman is quite enthusiastic ahead of the new season and amidst his eagerness for the 2021 season, the former World No.1 has his eyes looking out for 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer who will be seen in action after a year’s gap and young next-gen player, Jannik Sinner.
In a conversation online, Henman was asked to pick one player that he is most interested to watch in 2021. He revealed, “The obvious one is Federer. I mean, he’s a good friend of mine. He’s someone I’ve known for a long, long time, and we’re all eager to see him. If and when he’s ready to get back out there competing.”
The former Brit went on to mention young Italian, Jannik Sinner’s name too as an interesting prospect.
Sinner, who is only embarking on his second year since turning pro in 2018, has managed to impress many players and coaches including former player, Tim Henman.
Keeping note of which, Henman further added, “I would say Jannik Sinner for sure. I’ve been very impressed with his progress. His performance against Nadal at Roland Garros was very, very impressive. If Sinner had got that first set under his belt, that could have been a long evening for Nadal. I look at his game and I see a lot of room for improvement. And that I think is what makes it so exciting.”
Sinner won the Sofia Open this year and displayed an incredible run at the Roland Garros before getting ousted by the ‘King of Clay’ Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals. The youngster beat David Goffin and Alexander Zverev during his run at the tournament.