Former world No. 1 John McEnroe admitted he’s not sure what’s going to Roger Federer do subsequent however he assumes the Swiss will not retire earlier than ever once more taking part in a match. Federer, who underwent two knee surgical procedures in 2020, introduced a 3rd knee surgical procedure and put an finish to his 2021 season.
“I want I knew Roger nicely sufficient to reply that. I believe both method, to me one of many causes he’s so nice is that he kind of loves the whole lot about tennis: the touring, the press conferences. There’s nothing that he didn’t like about it,” McEnroe advised ESPN Press Room.
“To me, I don’t assume he’d wish to exit the place he by no means performed once more. He may stroll round any tennis stadium on this planet as a lot as he’d like, he would get a standing ovation I’d assume. I don’t know if he formally must exit and play Basel another time so he will get that spherical of applause.
I believe that’s going to come back both method. That’s completely as much as him. “I simply don’t wish to see him on the market the place he’s — I skilled it myself, I understand how irritating it’s. He’s method higher than I ever was.
You don’t wish to see Roger Federer, if he’s 30 or 40 on this planet.”
McEnroe feels a bit sorry for Andy Murray
Former world No. 1 Murray has had two main hip surgical procedures since 2017 and his greatest days are previous him.
“It’s powerful watching Murray for the time being. I like his tenacity. I really feel for him, desirous to play so unhealthy, exit on his phrases, seemingly how tough that’s for him. I hope he can recover from the hump and be wholesome.
He’s 100 on this planet proper now. That’s not the place Andy Murray ought to be,” McEnroe stated. “Typically you bought to battle by way of some critical adversity, like he’s needed to. I hope he comes out the opposite aspect.
“Roger has been extra lucky. It caught as much as him. However he’s 40. I imply, 40 in tennis, even now, is like 65 in one other job. Both method he’s going to have the ability to maintain his head excessive.”