At 35, will Melzer deny Federer’s return?

Jurgen Melzer is peaking past the age of 30. Photo: Mark Lyons

Roger Federer and Jurgen Melzer will face off on Monday night. Both have played for a very long time, with Fed and Jurgen now 35 years old.  They have played four times, but only in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, Fed beat him at Wimbledon, US Open and Paris.

But in 2011, the Austrian upset Fed at Monte Carlo.

Does Melzer have a real chance when he’s now ranked No. 300?

Perhaps, given that Melzer was ranked No. 8 in 2011, showing that he could really play. But in 2015 and 2016, he was hurt, badly, and he couldn’t play a lot. Now, it’s his last chance to have glory. But not against Federer, who is super fresh and eager to go far again at the Australian Open.

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