KSR’s pro tennis blog, The Outer Courts, returns today to bring news that Roger Federer thinks the return of the sport is “a long way off.”
Federer’s comments are making major headlines because (a) he’s the biggest name in the game and he isn’t optimistic about the future; and (b) the French Open was supposed to start yesterday. Womp, womp.
The GOAT admits he hasn’t been doing anything tennis-related while sheltering at home. He said in an interview covered by our friends at Tennis.com, “I’m not training at the moment because I don’t see a reason for that to be honest.”
“I am happy with my body now and I still believe that the return of the tour is a long way off,” he added, “and I think it’s important mentally to enjoy this break, having played so much tennis.”
The next tennis major is the U.S. Open at the end of August up in Queens, New York. No decision has been made about playing the fourth major of the year, but an announcement is expected in early June.
Federer also said he thinks it will be difficult to play without any fans in the stands, so there’s that, too.
This is Drew Franklin reporting live for The Outer Courts.
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