Roger Federer hasn’t played tennis for over a year after he had two knee surgeries in 2020. But the highly-anticipated comeback of the Swiss superstar, at the Qatar Open in Doha starting March 8, is all about trying to win the big titles again.
That’s according to former British pro Tim Henman, a four-time Wimbledon semifinalist and a long-time friend of the 39-year-old former world No. 1.
“His old level is so high, he’s not going to come back just to be making up the numbers,” Henman, a former world No. 4 and an analyst for European sports broadcaster Eurosport, said in a phone interview.
“He wants to be back competing to win the biggest and best tournaments. And that’s not going to get any easier as you get close to your fortieth birthday. But he’s working incredibly hard, I’m sure.”