Haas: "Roger Federer's return is not a marketing operation"



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Haas: "Roger Federer's return is not a marketing operation"

In a recent interview with Bild, Tommy Haas expressed his opinion on Roger Federer's come back The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for Federer on a sporting level. The former world number 1 had to deal with a serious injury to his right knee, which kept him away from the circuit for many months forcing him to undergo three surgeries.

Suffice it to say that the Swiss star played just 13 official matches last year, collecting nine wins and four losses. The 40-year-old from Basel reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, where he remedied a resounding beating at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz on Center Court.

A few weeks later, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months. The King hopes to return in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup.

Meanwhile, news has come out that Roger will participate in the 2022 edition of the ATP in Basel.

Tommy Haas on Federer's return

Haas said: "Unlike what many think, Roger Federer seriously believes in his return and is working hard to make it.

It's not just a marketing operation, he really wants to get back in the game. A legend like Roger should never be underestimated. It is difficult for him to win another Grand Slam, but he can reach the quarterfinals or the semifinals very well if he is healthy."

In the course of an interview with Telegraf, Andrey Rublev commented on the return of King Roger: "He will certainly try to play some other tournament, but I think it is very difficult to return to the top at his age and after such a long stop."

The Swiss had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. Federer hasn't won a Major from the 2018 Australian Open, but it's impossible not to remember the two match points wasted in the 2019 Wimbledon final.