Unfortunately, Roger Federer's recent seasons have been influenced by ongoing knee problems. The Swiss, after undergoing a major operation, returned to the ATP 250 tournament in Doha and then participated in two events on clay.
In the first case he decided to play the home tournament in Geneva; in the second he won three matches at Roland Garros before retiring a few hours after the match with Matteo Berrettini. Over the course of the grass season, Federer participated in the Halle and Wimbledon tournaments, where he reached the quarterfinals and lost to Hubert Hurkacz in three sets.
At the end of the London Grand Slam, the former world number one admitted that he still had pain in his knee and therefore decided to have surgery again. The surgery forced him to miss the rest of the season and, in particular, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open.
Speaking to "Sky Sport" during the ATP Finals in Turin, Federer spoke about his relationship with Italy and the possibility of playing in the Masters Tournament in the coming years. “Have you been to Italy lately? Just once, a romantic weekend in Milan," said the Swiss.
"I liked it and we want to return: I like to come for fashion, people. Unfortunately the period does not allow it often due to Covid, I am confident in the future because Italy is one of my favorite countries. I had fun on all surfaces, it would certainly have been good to be in Turin."
Federer is currently recovering
In a recent interview with Sky Sports Italy, Roger Federer mentioned that winning Grand Slams especially in an era where Novak Djokovic is at its peak and Rafael Nadal still continues to dominate on clay is a really tough task.
“As long as Novak has been around and Rafa on clay, winning Slams has not been easy, but once we will be gone there will space for many players,” said Federer in the interview. JesusFed also pointed out that until and unless the ‘Big Three’ bid goodbye to the sport, it will be a huge job for the next-gen players to win a Grand Slam title.
Interestingly, the three of them have won a total of 60 Grand Slams in the last 18 years. Now, fans expect Roger Federer to fight back and make a spectacular comeback on the court. Will he be able to lift a Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport? Roger Federer has become the latest high-profile tennis personality to come forward in expressing concern over the safety and well-being of China's Peng Shuai.
"I hope she's fine," Federer said. "We are all united around her. The tennis tour is my second family. I have been on the pro tour for 20-25 years so I am connected to every ATP and WTA player."