After two years of suspension due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Swiss Indoors Basel will officially return this year from 22 to 30 October. The tournament valid for the ATP 500, announced a sensational news a few minutes ago: Roger Federer will also be present at the Basel tournament.
The Swiss champion, who has won this trophy 10 times, has therefore confirmed his presence at the home tournament where he will also take the field as reigning champion by virtue of the final won in the last edition that was held.
in 2019 against Alex De Minaur. It is the second event that the twenty times slam winner has confirmed for this 2022. A few weeks ago he was announced his presence at the Laver Cup which will be held in September in London and where he will play in doubles with his eternal friend / rival Rafael Nadal.
The sale of tickets for the Swiss 500 will resume Wednesday 27 April at 08:00 where a surge in ticket sales is expected after Her Majesty's confirmation at the event. The Swiss, who will turn 41 in August, played his last official match on 7 July 2021 when he capitulated at Wimbledon in three sets in the quarter-finals against Hubert Hurkacz.
Since then he has been stopped in the pits due to the third operation on his right knee.
Federer seems to be on his feet again
Roger Federer has always been recognized as a player who has helped promote the sport in the right manner.
"He approached me and said, 'We switch for fifteen minutes and then we play, but only one set.' I beat him 7: 5 and of course he wanted a rematch, he routinely beat me 6: 3 in the second. We laughed well when he recognized my coach Blaž Trupej.
I remember you, ha-ha. They played against each other in Domžale in 1999, Federer wanted to continue the next day because of the darkness, but Trupej said he couldn't because he had a tennis lesson in the morning," Kavcic said.
Roger Federer has often called Dubai his second home and practices there during the off-season. "They make an identical surface there as in Melbourne Park, just for him. They even asked him what the temperature and humidity were at the Hisense Arena that year when we were training.
He is an icon wherever he goes," Kavcic added. Roger Federer is one of the most famous personalities across the globe. While his tennis career remains one of the best in history, he is also a philanthropist, working mainly in his mother’s home continent of Africa.