Pam Shriver: "It'd be incredible if Roger Federer wins the 21st Slam"
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Speaking to ESPN, Pam Shriver analyzed Roger Federer's chances of winning another Slam. Pam said: "Roger Federer has had three knee surgeries in the past two years and he's certainly not a kid. From his words and from his posts on social media, we understand that he intends to return to play in the fall.
Many are hoping that he can win another Grand Slam in 2023, when he is 41 years old. It would be unbelievable if he managed to win seven best-of-five games at that age and with a bad knee" John McEnroe also commented on Federer's return: "We are talking about a living legend.
Roger is the epitome of what you would like your children to become when they grow up, as well as being the most elegant tennis player I've ever seen playing. I've always idolized Rod Laver and I think Federer is something of a modern Laver.
The Swiss has had a very long career, we have been able to admire him countless times on the tennis court. Let him do what makes him happy."
Roger Federer's come back
Federer has been absent from the fields for exactly one year.
The Swiss champion played his last match at Wimbledon 2021, clearly giving in to a wild Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. A few weeks later, the former world number 1 announced that he had to operate on his right knee for the third time in 18 months.
The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for the King of Grass, unable to play as and as much as he would have liked. Suffice it to say that the 40-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches last year, collecting nine wins and four losses.
The Maestro was overtaken by Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. Barring further unforeseen circumstances, Roger will return to the Laver Cup.
The rich exhibition he founded will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The Swiss will also play at the Basel Atp in the autumn.