Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick doesn’t believe Roger Federer will ever again win a Grand Slam but he “would love to be proven wrong.”
Federer, 40, underwent a knee surgery in August.
“Unfortunately, I don’t think the days of Roger winning Grand Slams are still here. I would love to be proved wrong but that’s a seriously uphill battle,” Roddick said during his appearance on Tennis Channel.
Federer admitted he is not sure he will be ready for next year’s Wimbledon.
“I felt that the US Open was also very fast, I miss matches. I had a great career and I’m not complaining, but it would have been nice to be in Turin, it’s a shame,” Federer said, per Eurosport.
“Wimbledon? Looking at the calendar today, it is very complicated. There is a small chance but I don’t want to be too loaded with expectations.
“If I am there, it will be for fun. In April or May I will give updates if I will be there or not, now it is too early to tell.”
Federer disappointed he coudln’t play the ATP Finals
“The courts here this year are actually quite fast, we would have had a lot of fun, maybe in the future we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy them,” coach Ivan Ljubicic told Federer with a laugh.
“I heard also the US Open was fast, I’m hearing the Tour Finals is fast, so I’m missing out,” responded Federer.
“It’s all good, it’s part of the game, I’ve had a great career so far, and I’ve learned a lot on the slow courts, I’ve enjoyed playing on the fast courts as well, but also clay is where I grew up, so no problem. But it would have been nice to be in Turin instead of being in Switzerland right now, that’s for sure.”