A week after his 40th birthday, Roger Federer has announced that he will undergo the third surgery in a year and a half, still eager to extend his glorious career. The 20-time Major winner wants to retire on his own terms and is ready to go through another recovery process and get back to playing healthy.
Therefore, Federer will skip the US Open and Laver Cup, and he is not sure when he will be able to compete again. Roger did a great job in 2019, winning the Masters 1000 title and squandering two match points against Novak Djokovic in that epic Wimbledon final.
After another good result at the Australian Open last year, Federer announced knee problems and underwent the first surgery in February and another in May. Starting again at 39, Roger returned to the practice court in October, improving his physical condition and feeling ready to compete in March of this year.
After 13 months, Federer stepped onto the court in Doha and beat Daniel Evans for a winning comeback. Roger took another break and returned to play in Geneva and Paris on clay, notching three victories on Gallic soil and retiring before the fourth round clash to conserve energy for his beloved grassy tour.
The Swiss experienced Halle's first outing against Felix Auger-Aliassime and went to Wimbledon for his 22nd season at the All England Club. Stopping the clock, Federer beat four rivals to become the oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in the Open Era, facing Hubert Hurkacz in a battle for the semi-finals.
Vika is definitely a big fan of Federer
In a recent interview at the Citi Open 2021, 2-time Grand Slam winner, Victoria Azarenka, revealed the one shot that she would like to incorporate into her gameplay. Intriguingly, Vika chose Roger Federer’s service and also explained the reason for the same.
“I think I would take Federer’s serve,” began Azarenka. “Because I think sometimes that it is a bit underestimated how good it is with the accuracy, maybe not necessarily with power where there are other players who are dominating that area but the precision is”.
Vika is definitely a big fan of Federer and his service. As a result, she stated that even though the 40-year-old doesn’t generate much power in his serve, he hits the ball with some great accuracy and precision- which is enough for creating huge problems for his opponents.
Fans are quite disappointed and heartbroken as they don’t know when Roger Federer will return to the court. However, they hope that he recovers quickly and makes an incredible comeback on the court as soon as possible.