Stefanos Tsitsipas Backs Roger Federer, Says He Will Make ‘Another Comeback’

Published 11/08/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Stefanos Tsitsipas (left) and Roger Federer after the Men’s Singles semi-final match on day seven of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)


Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are two of the biggest names in tennis, both the legends are tied at 20 Grand Slam titles each. Over the years, they have been involved in some high-level matches and never let audiences down when they step on the court. 

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Recently, these two players were praised by Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek star felt that the manner in which Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have gone about things is commendable. The Swiss ace is 40 years of age and is still competing for the top titles. 

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Whereas, the Serbian ace has done wonders this season. In fact, Djokovic beat Tsitsipas in the final of the French Open this year. The 23-year-old was asked how long can Djokovic stay at the top level, given he’s already 34; Tsitsipas stated, “Nobody knows. I still have a lot of confidence in him. Who would have thought that Roger Federer would still play at 40? Not me. But I am sure that he will make another comeback.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Roger Federer required a third surgery in 12 months 

Federer ended his season after the Wimbledon Championships exit as he required another knee surgery. He released a post in which he revealed that he would be out of action for many months. At Laver Cup 2021, Federer made an appearance and stated that the recovery of his knee is going well, and seemed to be targeting an appearance at Laver Cup 2022. 

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On the other hand, Djokovic has broken a number of records this season. After winning the first three Grand Slam titles this season, he has tied up with rivals Roger and Rafa on 20 titles each.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

During the season, he surpassed the Swiss maestro for being the World’s No. 1 player for the most number of weeks. During the Paris Masters last week, he ended the year as the top-ranked player for a record 7th year. 

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We hope that Federer does make a comeback in the next season, and can give Djokovic and Nadal a run for their money chasing the 21st Grand Slam. As ever, all eyes will be on him when he steps back on the courts again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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