Original title: After coming back next year, can Federer still win two Grand Slams like in 2017?
After losing to Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals this year, Federer announced that he had undergone knee surgery and plans to return in the grass season. In March, the new crown virus pandemic caused the suspension of tennis tournaments. Federer underwent a second knee surgery and announced the end of the season. He is expected to return at the Australian Open next year.
After Wimbledon in 2016, Federer withdrew from all competitions that year due to injury. After returning in 2017, Federer won the Australian Open, followed by back-to-back wins at the Indian Wells and Miami Masters, and then won the 19th Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Federer, who returned from injury three years ago, announced to the world the return of the king with dazzling achievements. So, can Federer, who plans to return at the Australian Open next year, replicate the feat he did three years ago?
McEnroe, the former world's first and seventh Grand Slam champion, was skeptical in an interview with the media recently. He said, “It’s hard to imagine that Federer, who is over 39 years old, can return to his previous peak form. However, if Federer can have a brilliant performance after coming back next year, no one will be surprised. This is due to his attitude towards the game. Love is also how he enjoys tennis. But if he can't win a few games after his comeback, I really don't know what will happen next." It sounds like McEnroe's attitude is very swaying.
"It is appropriate to choose to come back at the Australian Open because the venue there is very suitable for Federer. But if I can't win a few games after coming back, I won't enjoy it so much. For the fans, Federer is still in their minds. In the world's top four, if you lose frequently, the fans will inevitably disappoint, so we have to see how the next result will be." McEnroe further said.