Former Grand Slam semifnalist Marc Rosset would absolutely love to see Roger Federer return to the tour and play a full season next year. Federer, 40, underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 but made a comeback last year. After playing just five tournaments, Federer announced a third knee surgery.
Federer last played at Wimbledon and he announced a season-ending knee surgery in August. Federer is set to miss the whole clay season and he will likely also miss the entire grass season. "I would really like to be able to see him have a full season in 2023.
It would be great, but I know that the process is long, very long. Afterwards, you know, what matters to me personally is Roger's happiness," Rosset told rts.ch.
Federer hinted he is preparing for a comeback
This week, Federer posted a picture from the gym, updating his fans on where he is at in his recovery process.
Last month, Federer released his annual report. In the annual report, Federer indicated he is definitely planning to make a return this year. "After many month of battling injury, my return to the tour in March, after my first operation, highlighted and energized me to continue my tennis career.
I'm grateful for every minute I was able to spend with my fans and tennis family on court. My experience in Doha illustrated to me that my journey as an elite athlete isn't over yet. The progress I make every day strengthens my belief that I will be healthy and strong enough to return to the tennis court at the highest level," Federer wrote in his annual report.
Federer has signed up to play the Laver Cup, which takes place in late September. Tennis fans would like to see Federer at Wimbledon but the Swiss camp confirmed it's unlikely he will be ready to compete at The Championships.