Roger Federer has not been a part of competitive tennis for almost a year now and with his records, his GOAT status, and his titles in a jeopardy, the Swiss maestro, on the verge of being 40, is looking to make an epic comeback in Australian Open 2021.
In the recently announced entry list for next year’s first Grand Slam, Federer as well as the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams are a part of the fray. And while asking the 40-year-old Fed to have the same impact as a 26-year-old one would be foolhardy, the legend has expressed his desire to do his best.
Federer was speaking on his new partnership with Uniqlo and gave us an insight into the coming slam and his post-career plans.
Federer on his partnership with Uniqlo-
For a large part of his career, Roger Federer had an endorsement with Nike. From 1994, he wore their clothes and shoes,before making this radical shift.
“I had an opportunity to look at what’s out there, and we approached Uniqlo, I thought it would be a wonderful step into new endeavors, an entrepreneurial stage…I really wanted to make the best apparel, the best-looking apparel for a tennis player in recent years, I want to re-do that, and recreate the coolest things with Uniqlo” – Roger Federer said.
Currently, things are going smoothly for Roger Federer with Uniqlo. He has been enjoying the clothes that they are making for him. When he first wore them on the court, he said, “I feel good in my clothes, I can focus on tennis, and it fits.“
Federer “doesn’t have a shot to win at Australian Open,” says former legend-
While Federer is locked in a race against the clock to be ready for the Australian Open, not many believe him to a major contender, with both Novak and Rafa in good touch and the NextGen finally demanding what’s due.
“I don’t think he’s got a shot to win the Australian Open or the French, those will be big asks for him,” was what former world number 4 Greg Rusedski said. “He can still have good runs there but won’t win them. Wimbledon, that’s where he’s aiming at.”
As of now,FedEx seems to be following his yearly routine of spending the run-up to the Australian open in Dubai, preparing for Australia’s scorching heat.
And Federer following the same routine this year indicates that the Swiss star is hopeful of participating in the Australian Open next year.