Roger Federer didn't have a big comeback this time around, having had to settle for a marginal role. Since he came back to the ATP Tour last March, the Swiss champion has played the misery of 13 official matches (totaling nine wins and four defeats).
The quarter-finals at Wimbledon was his best result of the season, which was marred by the blow he suffered against Hubert Hurkacz on the world most famous fortnight. The former ATP number 1 dropped out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a knee relapse, which forced him to go under the knife for the third time in the last year and a half.
The hopes of seeing the Swiss Maestro to high levels are lower and lower and - at the moment - there is no precise plan for his come back. Meanwhile, the 40-year-old from Basel slipped out of the Top 10 for the first time since 2017.
Many are looking forward to knowing which tournaments he will play in 2022. Among these there is also Zeljko Franulovic, director of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.
Federer underwent knee surgery for the third time
"I am sure that Roger Federer will do everything possible to give himself a final catwalk in the tour, even if no one knows where he will play yet.
However, I think on clay he should only play best-of-three tournaments. Appointments like Monte Carlo and Rome would be more useful for him than the Roland Garros. We hope to be able to convince him," said Zeljko Franulovic During his long career, King Roger participated in 13 editions of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.
He made his debut in the Principality way back in 1999, when he lost in the first round to Vince Spadea. His black beast Rafael Nadal beat him in the final in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Federer reached the final act in 2014 as well, but a wild Stan Wawrinka prevented him from filling one of the very few gaps in his noticeboard. His last appearance dates back to 2016 (it was Tsonga who blocked his way in the quarters).