Roger Federer: 'That would be the idea'

by   |  VIEW 5948

Roger Federer: 'That would be the idea'

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer took to Twitter to reveal that the Federer family has another member: a dog named Willow. Federer has been sharing positive news of late as his recovery from knee surgery is going well and he should be back later this year.

On Sunday, Federer shared more positive news. "We've relented but we couldn't be happier. Welcome to the Willow family," Federer wrote in a Twitter post. Although Federer is happy to have a new member in his family, he admitted that he would love to be at the French Open.

"Well, you know, it's been. I mean it's not going well, but I'm happy with my progress. I would like to be playing the French Open right now and or any other tournament, but it's going to take some time. Unfortunately, my knee has been a little weird for the last two years, but I'm doing very well.

The family is good. Everybody is fine, so everything is great," Federer said of his recovery. Federer has been confirmed for two events so far - the Laver Cup in September and an ATP 500 event in Basel, which is scheduled for October.

Federer, who will turn 41 in August, wants to retire from tennis properly. "I know Roger well enough to know that he still has the flame burning to compete," Federer's agent Tony Godsick told

Federer's aura remains unmatched by anyone else

"[Rehab's] going slowly.

I keep getting asked, 'And what does it look like?' and I have to say every time that it will take a little longer. I just have to be patient and keep making progress," Roger Federer said. "I'm going straight to the gym right now and it's 5 or 6 times a week.

I could do a lot more, but at the moment we're focusing on fitness so that there's no overload." In another recent interview, Roger Federer confirmed that he fully intends to play the 2023 season, provided his knee holds up.

"Yes, definitely, [I want to return to the tour in 2023 if my knee plays along]. How and where, I don't know yet. But that would be the idea. Definitely," he said. Even though Roger Federer has been struggling of late to make an impact on the tour, his aura remains unmatched by anyone else, especially in Switzerland. As a result, his presence at the launch event in Emma (village in Switzerland) was nothing short of a heroic scene.