‘What can Roger Federer bring to the table at 39?’ – Greg Rusedski aims more criticism at comeback attempt

Roger Federer may not to be able to ‘bring anything to the table’ when he returns from injury, says Amazon Prime analyst Greg Rusedski. 

It is not the first time the former US Open finalist has expressed doubts over whether Roger Federer should be returning after a year out with a knee injury.

In his latest broadside, given to Kevin Palmer of Tennis365, Rusedski says Federer is unlikely to be able to overcome the challenges he will face, even if he fancies himself to win Wimbledon again.

“It’s going to be a big ask after 11 months away from the game,” Rusedski said.

“For me he’s looking at Wimbledon, he thinks he can win that again, and Olympic Gold, the only thing he hasn’t done in his career. Australia I think is going to be a big ask as he has not played tennis for so long.

“Can he play well? Of course he can. Can he win Slams? I’m not so sure.

“That match point against Djokovic at Wimbledon 2019 will be very tough to deal with. That was his chance to get to 21 Grand Slams and we wait to see if he can get back there again.

“The next generation coming up are strong and what can Roger bring to the table at the age of 39?

“When he came back from his last big injury, he had a new rackets and big change to his backhand, which helped him get back to the top. He can’t change too much now, but he will think he has a chance to win Wimbledon one more time.”

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