Grand Slam winner and former world number one Andy Murray talked about Roger Federer's come back to the Tour. Murray has faced and is facing various difficulties due to physical problems that have plagued him for months.
Here are his words: "I'm back and I just want to play and have fun playing tennis, I think it's the same for Roger Federer as well. I'm sure he has trained hard these months and is excited to get back out there and compete.
I am sure that in time, as long as he is in good physical condition, Roger Federer will return to playing high-level tennis again. Even with a slight physical decline Roger Federer has superior qualities to win against most players and I am sure therefore that he will do very well when he returns.
The history of tennis is not only nourished by the exploits of great champions, historical victories or epic battles, but there are moments, perhaps small stories in detail, that enter people's hearts and remain glorifying the beauty of this extraordinary sport.
A metaphor of life and a moment that many will remember is when the British tennis player Marcus Willis, in the 2016 Wimbledon tournament, gained access to the second round and had the opportunity to challenge his Majesty Roger Federer, a tennis player who has won several times the London tournament.
The story is back in vogue as in these days Willis officially announced his retirement from the world of tennis, disappointed because despite having had a fantastic experience like this, he was unable to make tennis, his passion, his full time job.
In these days Roger Federer will also return to the circuit, absent for months and will resume his journey after fourteen months of absence. There are many doubts about his return and among the insiders there is curiosity and skepticism about his condition.
An insidious draw for Federer
In his first tournament of 2021 Roger Federer will have a far from simple draw. After this second round, in fact, Federer is probably waiting for Borna Coric or at most probably the Australian Millman.
For all fans it would be very nice to see a generational clash, a clash in the semifinal between Roger Federer and the Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov. On the other side of the board the number one seeded is the Austrian Dominic Thiem who in the eventual semifinal could challenge the Russian Andrey Rublev, the latter who should challenge the winner between the French Richard Gasquet and a qualifier.
Curious clash possibly in the second round for the number 4 in the world who could challenge the semifinalist of the last Australian Open, the Russian Arslan Karatsev. The only Italian on the board is the blue Lorenzo Sonego who will challenge the American Taylor Fritz in an interesting and complicated match. In case of victory there is the winner between the Belgian David Goffin and the Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinovic.