Former World No.1 Roger Federer ’s fans can’t wait to see him on the court. Nevertheless, the 20-time Grand Slam Champion still doubts his comeback and feels that recovery could take an additional time rather than what he expected.
The Swiss maestro has not appeared in the ATP Tours after the Australian Open 2020 semi-final exit due to a knee injury.
Federer is now slowly recovering from his illness after he underwent surgery for the second time in the middle of the year. Meanwhile, Roger attended an award presentation ceremony at Zurich, Switzerland, where he updated about his recovery from injury and comeback.
“I would have hoped that I would be 100% in October. But I am still not today. It will be tight for the Australian Open.”, World No.5 said.
“It Would Help If I had A Bit More Time”: Roger Federer on Australian Open 2021 Hamper
The first Grand Slam event of the 2021 season, the Australian Open will take place nearly three weeks later than usual, due to Coronavirus pandemic reason.
No doubts, an abnormal delay of the Melbourne major event would help its six-time champion.
Federer continued, “It’s a race against time for the Australian Open. I’m curious to see whether it will start on February 8. Of course, it would help if I had a bit more time.”
If Roger Federer does not play in 2021, it will be the first time he misses the Australian Open since 1999.
On the other hand, Roger stated his 2021 priorities remain Wimbledon, the US Open and Tokyo Olympic Games, where he is too eager to win the top prize in the singles event.
Federer won his 20th Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia in the thriller five-set.