After undergoing yet another surgery on his right knee, Roger Federer hopes to return to the pitch in late summer or early autumn. For the moment, his presence has been confirmed at the Laver Cup - scheduled at the O2 Arena in London at the end of September - and at the ATP in Basel.
The last two years have not been easy for the King on a sporting level, having had to deal with a serious knee problem. Suffice it to say that the Swiss champion 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. Roger had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
In a very long interview with 'Caminada', Federer talked about a myriad of topics. At one point in the conversation, he was asked to reveal his favorite wine to him.
Federer announced his return to the Laver Cup
"Our favorite wine is a 2009 Cos d'Estournel," Roger Federer revealed.
"It was an emotional year, we got married and the girls were born. At that time I bought many cases of this Bordeaux. Currently, I also really like the Italians Guado al Tasso, Sassicaia, Tignanello and others. Mirka and I also like to drink champagne to celebrate special moments."
Federer was also asked to recall the last time he got drunk. He revealed that he was "nauseous for days" after consuming shots following his win over Andre Agassi in the 2005 US Open final. "Well, that was probably in 2005, after my win against Andre Agassi at the US Open," the Swiss said.
"We were in the exit, they said the bar was closing, so we ordered a few last shots, after which I was nauseous for days. But actually, I never lose control, and drinking and driving isn't an option." When asked about discussing sensitive topics with his children, such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“It’s difficult to exemplify carefree joy when you’re down yourself. Mirka lost her homeland as a child when she came here from Slovakia with her family. She is extremely hurt by the misery of the refugees."
However, it is highly unlikely that he will make his return at this year’s Wimbledon. However, he has already announced his return to the Laver Cup this year in September.