After playing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year, Roger Federer has decided to undergo a new surgery to try to fix or at least improve the condition of his right knee. The defeat against Hubert Hurkacz on the lawns of the All England Club remains the last official match played by Federer on the major circuit; game in which the Swiss appeared in great difficulty from a physical point of view.
However, the Swiss has no intention of leaving tennis in this way and, in recent weeks, has returned to training in the gym. The 20-time Grand Slam champion also announced that he will participate in the 2022 Laver Cup and the ATP 500 tournament in Basel, scheduled for October 24-30.
Federer will use these months to reach the best possible conditions, because his real goal is to treat himself to a 2023 as a protagonist.
Tony Godsick on the future of Roger Federer
As revealed by longtime agent Tony Godsick to Standard Sport Roger's dream is to take the court at Wimbledon next season.
Godsick explained: "He Is exactly where he wants to be right now, but unfortunately it takes time. He will play the Laver Cup and the Swiss Indoors. I don't want to replace the doctors, but I hope he will be able to do a great rehabilitation this summer, play a few tournaments in the winter and have a great chance in 2023.
We'll see what happens. I haven't talked to him about this topic. Last year he made a big effort at Wimbledon playing on one leg. I think he would like to play this tournament again. It is a special place for him. Could he play other tournaments before the Laver Cup? Maybe, but more likely he will play them later than before.
He does not want to rush the times." At the Laver Cup, Federer will once again be able to team up in doubles with Rafael Nadal. The Majorcan has won his twenty-first Grand Slam at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros he will do his best to reach 22.
In addition to Nadal, the favorites for the final victory in Paris will be Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas.