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Roger Federer injuries sign of age but could recover for 2016 French Open says Llodra

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Roger Federer in practice (Photo courtesy: Facebook/Roger Federer)

Roger Federer is still one of the top players in tennis but his recent struggle with various injuries could be a sign that his game will start dropping the next few years. Veteran French pro Michael Llodra believes that age is starting to catch up with the Swiss Maestro, he revealed in a recent interview.

“It’s the age, he has withdrawn from Madrid and after still had a bad week, pain is there,” Llodra said in French via tennisactu.net.

However, the 35-year-old Llodra also believes that Roger Federer will be fine in time for the 2016 French Open set from May 22 to June 5.

“It is not in Roger’s style to enter the court and find an excuse when he loses. He has still ten days to prepare for Roland Garros, maybe a little bit less because does not arrive here without playing for ten days. But he has a good team, so will do everything to be ready.”

Roger Federer has not been himself lately due to a back injury that has caused him to pull out of recent tournaments. Maybe affected by the injuries, Federer lost in the Round of 16 of the 2016 Internazionali BNL d’Italia to Dominic Thiem, 6-7 (2) 4.

Roger Federer remains one of the most dangerous players in the ATP tour but World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and other pros like Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, the defending champion at Roland Garros, are pegged to have better chances than Roger Federer at the 2016 French Open.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Roger Federer

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