Expert Günthardt talks about the comeback of the “Maestro”

Roger Federer (41) is currently toiling for his return to the tour. Expert Heinz Günthardt (63) explains what the “Maestro” has to look out for when making his comeback.

Roger Federer is currently recovering from knee surgery. – keystone


the essentials in brief

  • Roger Federer plans to return to the tennis court in the fall.
  • At the Laver Cup (September 23rd to 25th), the Swiss will appear for “Team Europe”.
  • Expert Heinz Günthardt talks about the comeback plans of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

In September at the Laver Cup it should be time: Roger Federer is planning his comeback on the tour. The 41-year-old wants to return to the court after a long injury break.

Will Roger Federer return to the top of the world again?

Tennis expert Heinz Günthardt (63) classifies the plans of the “Maestro” in an interview with “blue sport”. “Everyone wants to see him play again,” said Federer’s longtime companion.

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SRF expert Heinz Günthardt (right) in an interview with Roger Federer. – keystone

It is a feast for the eyes to watch him on the pitch, says Günthardt. «Who has ever played more elegantly?» When he comes back, however, Roger will not be as quick as he was when he was 30.

Günthardt: “Keep points short”

And yet: “His advantage is that he plays differently than most professionals and also serves well.” The serve is the basic requirement in Federer’s game. “To do this, he has to attack the opponent’s second serves.”

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Roger Federer wants to return to the tour in autumn.
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Roger Federer is currently working on his comeback.
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The last game of the «Maestro» was more than a year ago.
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The return should be successful at the Laver Cup in September.

In principle, the 20-time Grand Slam winner should follow this match plan, Günthardt is sure. Then the lack of speed plays a less important role. “The hope is that his timing is right and he serves well to keep the points short.” The opponents should not get any rhythm with this.

Federer entered the Swiss Indoors

Getting started at the Laver Cup, a kind of show event, is ideal. “There he can play as much – or as little – as he wants.” This allows Roger Federer to test how he feels on Center Court.

At the end of October, the Swiss Indoors will take place in Basel. “Fedi” is also on the list of participants at his home tournament.

Roger Federer appeared in tennis training for the first time in March. – Instagram/ @rogerfederer

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