20-time grand slam champion, Roger Federer will be back on court next month at Geneva. He has just played one tournament in almost 14 months- The Qatar Open in March 2021 where he one match before losing in the Quarter-Final.
Federer will turn 40 years old this August, and has played just one competitive tournament since the Australian Open in January. The Swiss legend underwent a surgery on his right knee in February 2020, and a second surgery in June, which meant he had to rule himself out of the 2020 season.
Former Roland Garros doubles champion and tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe believes Roger Federer will find the going tough when he comes back to the circuit in May, but that it’s impossible to write him off.
Patrick McEnroe feels that many players can defeat Roger Federer on hard courts now
The American spoke about Federer’s comeback. He said that it will more and more players will be able to defeat Federer on hard courts given his age but it won’t be a cakewalk on Grass.
He said: “On hard courts, there’s a good number of guys who can upset him; while on grass, especially at Wimbledon, there’s not that many guys who have the tools to beat him.”
He has a record 8 titles at Wimbledon with 4 finals. He also has won a whopping 89% of his matches at the All England Club and would want to win his 9th Championship this season.