In a recent interview, Roger Federer confided that he is looking forward to returning to the court. Federer explained: "I know very well that my playing career is close to the end. I think about it sometimes, but not too often.
My main goal is to get back to playing tennis as soon as possible. I'm working hard to do it and think about it every day." More than a year has passed since the last official match played by the Maestro, dating back to Wimbledon 2021.
Roger returned to London on the middle Sunday of the tournament to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Center Court. Federer also said: "You can't know in advance how the crowd will react when you arrive.
We were all super excited that day, as these are not events that happen frequently. You never get used to it. I was quite tense, even if not everyone noticed it." According to him, Federer is expected to play some tournaments in 2023 as well.
Federer's come back
For the first time in 25 years, Roger Federer is out of the ATP rankings. The Swiss star has played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious right knee injury, which is ruining his career finale.
Despite his age and long rehabilitation, the former world number 1 does not want to give up and plans to return to the Laver Cup. The rich exhibition he founded will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will close his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic. The 40-year-old Swiss was overtaken by both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings of the Majors, not to mention that the Serbian also snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. Fans only hope that the Swiss Maestro manages to end his legendary career worthily.