Roger Federer can win Australian Open next year: Rod Laver

Tennis legend Rod Laver says 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will not quit the sport just because he had a bad season in 2013.

updated: October 24, 2013 16:13 IST
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Legendary Rod Laver has full faith in Roger Federer's abilities and believes that the Swiss former world No.1 can put his recent slump in form behind by winning next year's Australian Open.

"It's a tough time. He's at 32, and not playing his best tennis by any means. It's hard to analyse someone of that ability. You might be surprised when you look at the champion of next year, it might be Roger because he's playing good tennis," Laver said on the sidelines of the launch of his memoir at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

Laver, the only player to win the calendar Grand Slam twice, says Federer will not retire from tennis after a bad season.

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