Former Tennis Legend Claims There Is No Chance for Roger Federer to Be Competitive at 40 Years Old

Former Tennis Legend Claims There Is No Chance for Roger Federer to Be Competitive at 40 Years Old


Roger Federer has been off the court for a very long period of time. His fans have started to miss him dearly. The tennis legend will mark one-year hiatus without appearing for a grand slam by not being a part of Wimbledon.

Former tennis player Ion Tiriac commented on the comeback of Federer and how it will not be possible for the tennis legend to be competitive given his age and the new competition he will have to face.

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Ion Tiriac speculates Federer’s comeback in a different light

Federer has been on a hiatus for a year. His comeback is something that his fans have been looking forward to with whole earnest. Ion Tiriac talked about the new generation of players and who would be the one to replace the legendary ‘Big Three’.

Replacing Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the top has to be done by someone who is up to the mark in the game and the Romanian legend believes that it will be Carlos Alcaraz.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

On Federer’s comeback, he said, “At 40 years old, I had already retired, but I was playing eight hours a day with Guillermo Vilas. I started playing tournaments for fun and I reached 60th in the world in three months. With Vilas in doubles, we were No. 2 or 3 in the world, we were at the Masters.”

When will Roger Federer be back on court?

He further talked about how Federer can approach the game now.

“If you like tennis, fine, but being competitive at 40 years old… no, no.”

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Feder celebrates winning his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs

The Swiss Maestro has announced that he will be playing at the Laver Cup this year. This means that he is set to miss out Wimbledon, which is undoubtedly his favorite tournament.

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The former world no.1 took a break because of his knee surgery and is recovering slowly. When he decides to make a comeback, the Swiss star hopes to do it to his level best. We might just have to wait till the Australian Open 2023 for Federer to make a comeback on a grand slam tour.

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