The Swiss veteran Roger Federer will soon turn 40 and thus shared his thoughts on how he might not able to win the French Open this year.
The former World No.1 has been off the court for over 12 months, as the player underwent two surgeries because of his knee injury. However, the great veteran returned this year at the Qatar Open but lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals.
After the Doha loss, Federer went back home to Geneva to rest his body and improve his form for the upcoming tournaments this season. The Swiss hopes to win a title prior to his forte, the grass court at Wimbledon. Thus planned to take part in Geneva and Roland Garros.
But the 39-year-old performed poorly at his second return this season at Geneva. As the former World No.1 lost to Pablo Andujar on Switzerland’s clay with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. After the defeat, Fed knows he isn’t in the best form to win the French Open title.
In a recent interview, Roger Federer reported, “Of course, crazier things could have happened, but I’m not so sure that in the last 50 years at the French Open, someone just showed off at 40, was out for a year and a half, and just goes on to win everything directly.”
The 20-times Grand Slam winner only once lifted the Roland Garros title in 2009. Meanwhile, his old rival Rafael Nadal is the clay-court favorite and has claimed 13 French Open titles and looking forward to lifting his 14th title. Further, the present World No.1 Novak Djokovic showcased some phenomenal performance at Rome’s clay.
And we can’t ignore the next generation of players who are on a hunt to take down the ‘Big Three’. Therefore, players like Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas are a constant threat for the Swiss,
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