‘Highly unlikely’ that Roger Federer will win another Grand Slam, believes Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge believes it is highly unlikely Roger Federer will win another Grand Slam title due to his age and recent knee injuries.
Federer made his long-awaited return to tour earlier this year after undergoing double knee surgery in 2020, he reached the fourth round at French Open before aggravating his knee problem in a quarter-final run at Wimbledon, forcing him to end his 2021 season early.
The Swiss has recently stated he is determined to come back next year and fight for Major titles again, however Woodbridge believes it is ‘highly unlikely’ that Federer will lift a record 21st Major title.
“Highly unlikely,” Woodbridge said about Federer’s chances of winning another Major. “If he were to win one, I think the only one that he would be able to get through is Wimbledon.”
Woodbridge also predicted that Australian Open will come around too quick for Federer, and doubts the 40-year-old could win a second French Open title in 2022.
“He’s had another knee surgery … he’s not going to be out on the court for a while,” Woodbridge added. “I don’t think we’re going to see him in Australia (in 2022). He’s not going to win at the French Open, and he’s 40 years of age.”
Although Woodbridge believes Federer still has the ability to produce some outstanding tennis, doubts remain over whether he has enough in the tank to sustain a level capable of winning a Major.
“I think Roger’s going to come out and play some nice matches, but winning seven matches to win a Slam, I don’t think we’re going to see that,” Woodbridge added.
Finally, Woodbridge reckons Serena Williams and Federer are both in a similar situation.
“You can probably throw Serena Williams in that very similar situation,” Woodbridge said. “These last 12 months have been a really interesting period and a change over for tennis.”
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