Roger Federer will ‘come back very well’ in 2021, predicts Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has backed his old nemesis Roger Federer to ‘come back very well’ next season following his knee injury. 

Federer has been forced to miss nearly all of 2020 due to a knee injury requiring two lots of surgeries.

He is on course to return at the Australian Open in January after returning to practice, and Nadal thinks he will still be force when he is back.

“I see that he is already training and I think he will come back quite well,” Nadal told La Resistencia.

“How far can it go? Well, you can’t know and I don’t think anyone can. I don’t know how I am [going to do], let alone [Federer].”

Nadal and Federer endured a fierce rivalry in their younger days, but now almost provide a deliberately united front as the elder statesmen of tennis, recently speaking out together over the Novak Djokovic-led Players’ Association.

That means they have become closer than ever, and Nadal has revealed just how often they communicate.

“These days we often hear from each other, obviously we discuss the tennis players’ advice and in general about important situations,” Nadal explained.

“The situation today is very difficult, we have to find a solution given the current times and I have to say that lately we have been talking regularly.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Novak Djokovic on Rafael Nadal final: ‘It’s great to play my biggest rival of all time again’

Novak Djokovic will face his 'biggest rival of all time' Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday in what will...

Rafael Nadal on Novak Djokovic Rome final: ‘I will need to play my best tennis’

Rafael Nadal once again proved his clay court mastery as he eased past Reilly Opelka and into the final of the Rome Masters.Many were...

‘I’ll give it my all!’ – Novak Djokovic says he will be ready for Rafael Nadal showdown

Novak Djokovic has pledged to 'give his all' when he comes up against old foe Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters...

Andy Murray bad luck continues as he misses French Open due to continued ‘discomfort’

Andy Murray will skip the French Open and warm-up tournaments, and go straight to prepare for grass court season instead, it has been reported.Murray...

‘Serena has little chance at Roland Garros, but a very good chance at Wimbledon,’ says Navratilova

Serena Williams has 'very little chance' of winning Roland Garros and she knows it, says Martina Navratilova, but Wimbledon will be different.Williams suffered an...

Andy Murray rejects Geneva wild card due to ‘injury,’ claims tournament chiefs

Andy Murray appears to have suffered a fresh injury blow with Geneva chiefs claiming he rejected a wild card due to injury.Murray had planned...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here