Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam winner, did not perform well in the last two Grand Slams last year, losing to Kevin Anderson and John Milman, respectively in the US Open and Wimbledon.
In an interview to Metro, former world no. 4 Greg Rusedski commented on the Swiss’ current situation.
“Federer, there are still question marks on the second part of his season. It wasn’t the same Federer as the first part of the season,” said Rusedski who, yet, considers the 37-year-old as a big threat for everyone. ‘
“You can never discount him. Everyone is starting to write him off again but you do so at your peril. Yes, he’s getting older and the other guys are moving well. He’s got to play that sort of lights out tennis that he did in Australia – the quicker surface does favour him.”
Federer is at the Australian Open as the two-time defending champion. His bid for a 21st Grand Slam singles championship begins Monday in Melbourne.