I am pretty sure Roger Federer is training hard to play the 2022 Australian Open, says Darren Cahiil

Renowned coach Darren Cahill believes that six-time winner Roger Federer will make his return to tour at the 2022 Australian Open.

Darren Cahill and Roger Federer
Darren Cahill and Roger Federer

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer hasn’t been seen on the ATP tour after losing in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. The Swiss maestro later announced that he will be away from the circuit, in order to undergo another surgery on his knee.

Lately, there have been plenty of reports suggesting that the former World No.1 is putting in the hard yards to get back to tennis in 2022. In fact, Federer himself opined on various stream, how he would want to get back to playing his best tennis and competing.

Meanwhile, respected and renowned coach Darren Cahill too believes that Federer will return in 2022. In fact, the Australian told Sportsday that the 40-year-old is training hard ahead of the Australian Open.

“There’s so many great stories coming into the Australian Open,” said Cahill. “Roger (Federer) is apparently playing, I know he’s doing a lot of work on the court at the moment and we’re pretty sure he’s going to come down to play the Australian Open.”

Federer has already won the Australian Open in six different occasions. “At 40 years of age, the fact that he’s even doing what he’s doing is quite remarkable. He’s trying to get 21 (major titles),” the former coach of World No.1 Simona Halep added.

Rafael Nadal training hard for 21st Slam

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Like Federer, former World No.1 Rafael Nadal too has been away from the tour since the North American hard court season. That said, the Spaniard has already hit the practice courts in Mallorca and is well on track to return ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.

Cahiil feels the King of Clay is determined to get his hands on the 21st Slam next year. “Rafael (Nadal) is training his backside off, I’ve seen a lot of vision of him in Spain and he’s working incredibly hard going for 21,” Cahill declared.

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