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“Roger Federer is still a threat to win a big tournament,” warns Patrick McEnroe

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 10, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

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Patrick McEnroe said Roger Federer can still win big tournaments. However, he believes the Swiss great does not really think he can win the French Open. Federer will return to action at the ATP 250 tournament in Geneva in May, before playing Roland Garros.

“He wouldn’t be showing up to play (the French Open) if he didn’t think he could play well,” McEnroe told Reuters. “But I don’t think he is realistically going there thinking he could win the tournament.

“Even when Roger was at his highest level he was the second best clay court player in the world, which is saying something. I don’t think we can say that right now, especially coming off such a long layoff.

“But his expectations are certainly to go there and play well and make a little bit of a run. He’s still a threat to win a big tournament.

“I never underestimate greatness and he’s great, one of the greatest, if not the greatest of all time. He just loves the game. He loves to play.

“I don’t think he plays with the sole intention of ‘I’m going to play to try and win every tournament’ and I think that’s part of his popularity and part of his sustainability.”


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