His come back to the court is probably one of the most anticipated events of 2021 by fans, but for the Swiss champion Roger Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, the come back could be more difficult than expected. The presence of Roger in any event in which he appears from great media noise, especially given the absence of concrete news on his recovery.
Roger Federer attended the 2020 Swiss Sports Awards a few hours ago, an event that gave him yet another award and in which he has fueled doubts about his next return to the field. The thing that caused the most stir are his doubts about coming back to the court for the Australian Open, a tournament in which he was initially expected to return.
Here are his words, taken by SRF Sport. Roger said: "The truth is that I have not suffered any setbacks since my second surgery. It has been six months of continuous progress in this difficult process. I'm working hard on a physical level and I want to see how the next few months go and how I will be able to develop my tennis."
The Swiss goal is to be fully recovered and the next eight weeks of pre-season will be decisive for understanding his future.
Roger Federer and a possible absence from the Australian Open 2021
During the meeting Roger Federer talked about the real possibilities of participating in the Melbourne tournament: "This is a real race against time to get to the Australian Open in the best possible shape.
I am curious to see if the tournament will really start on February 8th, I would like to be in an even more advanced stage of my recovery, but at the same time I am satisfied with my form. We had a plan and we decided to take our time to recover " Finally Federer explains the most important thing: "I don't want to race, I would like to be in Australia but I need to feel good with my knees.
Let's say that these three weeks of delay could help me, but my priority is summer. I would have liked to have been 100% already last October, but it hasn't happened yet. Of course having a little more time before the tournament would help me."
Roger Federer, with Rafae Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others greatests tennis stars on the planet will should come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
Today it came out the schedule for the first events of the new tennis season, which some surprises which all were awaiting for. It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world.