Amazing to see how Federer has reinvented himself: Leander Paes

Mumbai: Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes has heaped praise on Roger Federer, saying it was amazing to see how the Swiss maestro has ‘reinvented’ himself to win grand slams.

Federer on Monday announced that he will be participating in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, thus putting an end to speculation about his retirement.

The development also means that the 38-year-old will be available for the Australian Open to be held in January which he could use as a warm-up for the Olympic Games slated to be held from July 24-August 9, 2020.

“This (2020) year’s Australian Open is going to be very unique. Roger Federer just announced that he will be playing in the Olympics in 2020. I think that is just a fantastic news for the tennis fans because there’s always a question of whether he is going to continue or not,” Paes said at an event in Mumbai to promote the Australian Open.