Roger Federer is anticipated to make his long-awaited return from damage on the Australian Open subsequent 12 months with all eyes on whether or not he can nonetheless compete with the most effective of them, however Tim Henman would not imagine one event will decide how for much longer the 20-time Grand Slam champion decides to proceed taking part in. Federer underwent double knee surgical procedure this 12 months, forcing him to overlook nearly the whole thing of the 2020 season.
He picked up the difficulty on the 2020 Australian Open, shedding to Novak Djokovic within the semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have remained on the prime of the sport throughout Federer’s absence, with the previous matching his all-time Grand Slam report tally.
And Federer admitted this summer season that the surgical procedure led to ideas about retirement within the close to future.
Regardless of just lately turning 39, Federer stays probably the greatest tennis gamers on the planet however there will probably be some query marks over his return subsequent 12 months.
Henman would not assume his efficiency on the Australian Open could have a lot of an impression on any retirement resolution.
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“Till he will get on the market and begins getting again into the warmth of competitors, he will not know.
“However that is why he is placing in all of the work and doing the rehab so he might be again on the market taking part in towards the opposite finest gamers on the planet.”
Henman factors to Federer’s report of getting back from lengthy damage lay offs previously.
However the former British No 1 hints that Federer will not rush again if he isn’t prepared.
“I feel it is going effectively, he is needed to take it slowly,” Henman added.