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‘Roger Federer has nothing left to prove, but his return will be great for tennis…’

Roger Federer has ‘nothing left to prove’ according to Tim Henman, who has described the Swiss ace’s desire as ‘incredible.’

Federer has missed most of 2020 after undergoing double knee-surgery, but he is back on the practice court now and looking good for a return at the Australian Open.

But while Henman believes Federer coming back onto the Tour will be great for tennis, he also has reservations at this stage.

“We have to hope Roger’s rehabilitation goes well, and he can get himself back up to a good level if he enters the Australian Open,” Henman, said.

“He wants to compete at the highest level, and it will not get any easier for him.

“To compete at the highest level will be challenging, but his eagerness to come back at the age of 39 is incredible.

“Roger has achieved so much and has nothing to prove. Still, he wants to come back and play again, and it will be great for the sport if he can reach the level he expects of himself.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.