Injured in the right knee, missed the end of the 2020 season. But the Swiss ensure that he should be on the courts of Melbourne next January, for the first grand slam tournament of the year 2021. “I’m on the right track, he told Swiss media. At the moment, I feel like I can come back for the Australian Open. But I don’t want to pressure myself either. I take the time it takes. I will only make my return when I am at 100%. “
Operated twice this year, Roger Federer says he no longer feels pain when he “trains outside the courts“. “I don’t spend more than two hours with a racket“Says the winner of the 2017 Australian Open. This summer, his Swiss coach said the 39-year-old would be ready for the Australian Open.”We stand by what has been decided: Roger will return for the 2021 Australian Open if it takes place. Consideration is however being given to the advisability of playing a tournament just before Melbourne “, he indicated to RTN.
It was precisely in Melbourne, last January, that the winner of 20 grand slam tournaments played his last official match. That day, the Swiss was taken out in three sets by the future winner, Novak Djokovic (7-6, 6-4, 6-3), in the semi-finals. Two days after his marathon match which saw him miraculously eliminate Tennys Sandgren (6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3) in 3:31. While, the Swiss will be aiming for a new grand slam title at the end of January. Already four years after his last coronation.
“In the last 10 years, Djokovic has won more Grand Slam tournaments than Nadal and Federer combined”