Retired tennis player John McEnroe revealed that he was eager to see Roger Federer return, saying everyone wants to see him back.
Federer is one of the greatest to have ever graced a tennis court. In recent times, however, he has slowed down a little bit. While his performances remain classy and considered, there is no doubt that injuries and age have started to catch up to him.
The Swiss ace is currently sidelined due to injury. He has said that that he could be back by the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, but many are convinced that he could have won his last Grand Slam.
McEnroe revealed that he was eager to see Federer return and do what he loves for the people who love him.
Speaking to Eurosport as quoted by Tennis World USA, McEnroe said, “It goes without saying that anytime we are at an event where Roger is not playing we miss him.
“He is the classiest player and the most beautiful player I have seen on a court. As a fan I would love to see Roger around. As far as the future, he’s 40 years old.”
“He’s had numerous surgeries on his knee, there’s a lot of wear and tear, it would be unbelievable if he could come back and get close to the level that he was at,” he continued.
“I thought the same thing five years ago when I was coaching (Milos) Raonic and Roger walked off after the Wimbledon semi-finals (in 2016) and was limping and didn’t play for six months. Then he won the Australian Open.
“He’s pulled off the improbable before, but this would be the most amazing of all if he was to win another Wimbledon. Whatever makes him happy is what he deserves. If he wants to play we will be happy he is playing, but I don’t want to see Roger at 80 per cent.”