'I would really like to be able to see Roger Federer...', says top analyst



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'I would really like to be able to see Roger Federer...', says top analyst

Roger Federer is doing his utmost to treat himself to one last ride before retiring. The Swiss champion had tried a timid comeback last year, but things hadn't gone well. Suffice it to say that the King played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses.

The round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon were his best seasonal results, a far too meager booty for a legend of his caliber. A few weeks after the Championships, the former world number 1 announced that he had suffered a relapse in his right knee and had to undergo surgery for the third time in 18 months.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion hopes to return in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup (which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September). Roger had to collect Rafael Nadal's overtaking in the all-time Majors rankings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.

In a recent interview with RTS, Marc Rosset expressed his desire to see Federer again for at least another season.

Marc Rosset talks about Federer

"I would really like to be able to see Roger Federer do a full season in 2023," slips the Genevan.

"That would be great, but I know the process is long, very long. After, you know, what matters to me personally is Roger's happiness. So even if he had posted a picture of himself sledding with his kids and a big smile, I would also have the banana."

Rosset played Federer on four occasions, with the 20-time Grand Slam champion winning on two occasions, the first two encounters where won by Rosset back in 2000 and Federer winning in 2001 and 2003. The retirement of Roger Federer is one of the most talked-about topics in the tennis community lately.

The Swiss maestro, a winner of 103 singles titles, has been struggling with a knee injury since the beginning of the 2020 season. The 40-year-old last won a tour title in 2019. However, his last Grand Slam title came at the 2018 Australian Open.

Becker indulged in a conversation with a media house. In the conversation, the former World No. 1 spoke about Nadal’s invincible form since the start of 2022. Giving his views on Roger’s approach, Becker said, “As long as he thinks he wants to play, then let him. We are happy if he still does”.