Roger Federer turns back time at 36 but Andy Murray faces hard questions | Kevin Mitchell

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The Swiss has regained his position as world No 1, while Murray is heading out of the top 50 and should consider restoring his partnership with his brother, Jamie

Like Roger Federer’s exquisite backhand down the line, all things must pass – and nobody is more aware of the tyranny of time than the Swiss.

Still resting from the rigours of clay (the odds on his ever trying again for the French Open are paper-thin), Federer is 37 in August and continues to astound with his longevity. Federer returned to world No 1 this week without lifting a racket after Dominic Thiem stopped Rafael Nadal’s record run of 50 sets in a row in Madrid last week – then the Austrian bowed out in Rome on Wednesday with a spectacular racket-smash when losing to Fabio Fognini.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/may/16/roger-federer-andy-murray-jamie-murray under the title “Roger Federer turns back time at 36 but Andy Murray faces hard questions | Kevin Mitchell”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.