Del Potro: "We are all happy to see Roger Federer on the court"



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Del Potro: "We are all happy to see Roger Federer on the court"

Roger Federer came back on thecourt after more than a year, reaching the quarterfinals in Doha. The Swiss phenomenon got rid of Daniel Evans in the second round, but then had to cash in on Nikoloz Basilashvili's comeback despite a match point in favor in the third set.

The former world number 1 has sent comforting signals, but at the same time he will have to work hard physically if he is to have a chance at Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. Also for this reason, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has chosen to give up the tournament in Dubai next week, opting for an additional training block in view of the season on clay.

It is not yet clear what will be the appointments that will see King Roger protagonist, given that Federer himself did not want to overbalance his statements too much. Interviewed by the newspaper La Nacion in recent days, the winner of the US Open 2009 Juan Martin del Potro commented on the return of the Maestro after 14 months.

The world of tennis also eagerly awaits the return of the Argentine, battered by injuries throughout his career.

Del Potro on Federer

"Roger Federer is an example for everyone," began the Tandil player, who added: "Seeing him play again is a pleasure for all tennis fans."

According to Delpo, the generational change is not as close as many assume. He in fact said: “Young people are getting closer and closer, this is undeniable. However, beyond the US Open in which Novak Djokovic made a mistake, the Grand Slams are still won by the usual suspects.

The changing of the guard will take place only when the best will no longer be able to contain the younger boys." In response, Federer expressed his happiness for the possible return of del Potro: "Roger said: "I hope Juan Martín can get back on track soon.

The problems he has had are very serious, the injuries are undoubtedly worse than what I have suffered, but when you have reached such a high level you feel that you still have something to offer. I know, it will take a while and what I would tell him is to be intelligent when he chooses the moment to compete again and under what conditions."

Roger said: "I hope Juan Martín can get back on track soon. The problems he has had are very serious, the injuries are undoubtedly worse than what I have suffered, but when you have reached such a high level you feel that you still have something to offer.

I know, it will take a while and what I would tell him is to be intelligent when he chooses the moment to compete again and under what conditions."