Roger Federer working on his fitness ahead of Australian Open 2022
According to Forbes.com, tennis legend Roger Federer is working very very hard to regain full fitness as he aims to take part in Australian Open 2022. The first grand slam of the year will start from January 17, 2022.
According to the same report, Spanish star Rafael Nadal is also planning to take part in the Grand Slam. Federer and Nadal both have 20 grand slam titles up their sleeves along with the defending champions Novak Djokovic.
The 40-year-old Swiss hasn’t played since losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz and underwent third knee surgery in August.
On the other hand, Nadal ended his 2021 season in August ahead of the US Open due to a foot injury.
A respected tennis analyst Darren Cahill confirmed that Federer is working hard and doing everything possible so that he can be fit in time for the Australian Open.
Nadal, whose last Grand Slam win was French Open in 2020, is on record saying he planned to return to the court in December.
“My plan is to play Abu Dhabi in December and then in a tournament before Australia and then the Australian Open, that’s my goal.”
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open participation in doubt
Djokovic, 34 who has won Paris Indoor after beating Daniil Medvedev and finished the 2021 as World No.1 will be surely seen as the favourite for 2022 Australian Open once again.
Djoker went agonisingly close to achieving the calendar year Grand Slam in 2021, winning in Australia, the French Open and Wimbledon before losing to Medvedev in the final of the US Open.
He will surely be hoping to start the new year in winning ways and we all know his love for the Australian Open.
Having won nine Australian Opens is surely his favorite tournament. However, his participation is still in doubt as he has refused the Covid-19 jab as of now.
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