Tournament Director Craig Tiley reported that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will play in the Grand Slam early next year.
“We have a commitment from every player to attend the 2021 Australian Open,” Craig Tiley said to The Australian on December 20. ” But we got commitments from top players, including Roger Federer. We got in touch with Roger and his team. for the past three days. Roger will be in Dubai before coming to Australia. He is training normally. “
A week ago, Roger Federer opened his door to the Australian Open. “The Swiss Express” showed a sluggish development that undermined the opportunity to attend the Grand Slam early in the season. However, coach Ivan Ljubicic then insisted that Federer was back on the training ground to be ready for the 2021 season.
“Of course, the following three weeks would depend on his physical condition,” Tiley said, “Roger considers February 8 to be the right time for him to play.” Roger is recovering from surgery and it will take some time to return to play.”
Federer has taken 11 months since the Australian Open in 2020. The 39-year-old underwent a knee surgery in February, expected to return in June. However, the Covid 19 translation and the poor development of the injury forced Federer to declare the end of the season. He underwent a second knee surgery in mid-June, and he was also unable to workout regularly two weeks ago.
“Rafa has confirmed he will fly to Melbourne in January, completes quarantine and is at the Grand Slam earlier this year,” Benito Pérez-Barbadillo, a member of Nadal’s coaching staff, told The Age on 15 December. The number two player in the world was 15 in the Australian Open, won in 2009 and finished second four times.
Besides ‘Big 3,’ Andy Murray is another name who is already consciously planning to attend the Australian Open. The winner of three Grand Slams has only won Dan Evans at the London Roehampton tournaments. Place 122 on the ATP scoreboard lets Murray attend the 2021 Australian Open with a special ticket.