Rafael Nadal Hopes to See Roger Federer Back on Court Soon After Australian Open 2021 Withdrawal

Published 12/28/2020, 11:40 PM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) celebrates winning in the Men’s Final match against Raphael Nadal of Spain on day 14 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


The news that is making headlines in the tennis world is that Roger Federer withdrew from the Australian Open 2021. The Swiss maestro had anticipated his return to Melbourne Park; however, he did not recover in time.

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His biggest rival Rafael Nadal took to Twitter to offer some support to his 20-time Grand Slam record partner. The 39-year-old, who went under two knee surgeries in 2020, really hoped to start his season early on.

Unfortunately, even the 2-week delay of the Australian Open was not enough to heal his wounds.

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Nevertheless, the 5 best tennis player in the world today, Roger has not stopped his comeback preparations. Currently, he is training in Dubai, where he also celebrated Christmas with his family.

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Since Federer’s comeback news had hit the market, World No. 2 had hoped for his success. Nadal had also mentioned that one must expect great results from the Swiss maestro in Melbourne Park.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain after defeating him in the Men’s Singles Semi-Final at The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club at Wimbledon on in London, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

However, things did not turn out as expected, but much like everyone, Federer is keen on making his return.

The ATP Tour added a picture of the Swiss maestro with news of his withdrawal on Twitter. They captioned it, “We hope to see you back on court soon, Roger Federer.” Rafa Nadal went on and retweeted the post.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning a point during his Men’s Singles third round match against John Millman of Australia on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

There are still a lot of questions regarding the fitness level of the 39-year-old champion. Federer last participated in the 2020 Australian Open and had since been on the sidelines. However, given his passion for the sport, it won’t be easy to keep him away from the tennis courts.

Earlier, Federer had declared his 2021 goals as winning the Olympic Gold and Grand Slams. Therefore, it is fair to assume that he will soon get back to work to achieve his targets. His fans created a video to show how much he means to them even today.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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