After playing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year, Roger Federer has decided to undergo another operation to try to fix or at least improve the condition of his right knee. The loss against Hubert Hurkacz on the pitch of the All England Club remains Federer's last official match played on the major circuit; game in which the Swiss seemed to have great difficulties from the physical point of view.
However, the Swiss has no intention of leaving tennis in this way and, in recent weeks, he has returned to training in the gym. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has also announced that he will participate in the 2022 Laver Cup and the Basel ATP 500 tournament, scheduled for October 24-30.
Federer will take advantage of these months to achieve the best possible conditions, because his true goal is to give himself a 2023 as the protagonist. As his longtime agent, Tony Godsick, has revealed to Standard Sport, Roger's dream is to step onto the Wimbledon court next season.
Godsick explained: "He is exactly where he wants to be 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 can do a lot of rehabilitation this summer, play some tournaments in the winter and have a great opportunity in 2023.
We'll see what happens. I have not spoken to him about this issue. Last year he put in a great effort at Wimbledon playing with one leg. I think he would like to play this tournament again. It is a special place for him."
King Roger will play the Laver Cup
During an extensive interview with Caminada, Roger Federer spoke on a number of topics, including Rafael Nadal's 21st Grand Slam win earlier this year. "Absolutely. It's incredibly inspiring when someone comes back from massive health problems," Federer said.
"Rafa and I talk on the phone from time to time; we talk a lot. I knew he wasn't doing great, but when he made it anyway, I was really happy for him. The effort is immense. Today, just preparing for a match takes many hours."
During the interview, Roger Federer was asked to pick a profession he would have pursued if he had not become a tennis player. "I love music. I get up with it and go to bed with chill out sound," the Swiss said. "At home, I'm the one who creates good vibes, in the apartment, at invitations, in the car, I want to tell the children who used to make good music (laughs).
Actually, I would have liked to be a DJ. One day I want to buy a DJ set for fun. I grew up during the techno era of the 90's, also went to the street parade a couple of times which was on my birthday in the summer, awesome!"