‘I don’t want to see him..!’ John McEnroe makes BOLD statement regarding Roger Federer’s comeback


‘I don’t want to see him..!’ John McEnroe makes BOLD statement regarding Roger Federer’s comeback

John McEnroe and Roger Federer

20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer has been out of action for the last 7 months. He underwent double knee surgery in 2020 but came back on tour in 2021 at Doha. He played a few tournaments last year but was nowhere close to his best. After Wimbledon, he decided to undergo another major knee surgery which ruled him out for the remainder of the 2021 season.

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Federer is yet to start training and is still in recovery. He is expected to start training in a month and should be back on tour around Wimbledon if everything goes according to the plan. But there is still uncertainty around Federer’s return given his age. He is currently 40-years old and hence many believe that we may have seen the last of Federer. A few weeks ago, Federer himself said that he will take the call depending on his recovery but he still intends to keep playing.

‘We miss him’: McEnroe on Federer

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Talking to Eurosport, Tennis legend John McEnroe recently spoke about Federer’s much-anticipated return. He said that everyone misses the Swiss in every tournament he doesn’t play. He added that he wants to see Federer playing but not at his 80%.

“Anytime we are at an event and Roger [Federer] is not playing, we miss him,” McEnroe told Eurosport. “As a fan, I would love to see Roger around. If he wants to play, we will be happy he is playing but I don’t want to see Roger at 80%.

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He compared Federer’s situation to that of Andy Murray. The Brit, like Federer, underwent a career-threatening surgery and came back on tour but wasn’t anywhere near his prime. McEnroe said that he doesn’t want to see Federer struggle like Murray. “We have seen that with [Andy] Murray and it’s not easy. You want to see the top guys play at their best,” he said.

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