Steve Flink: "Roger Federer could play until Wimbledon 2022"

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Steve Flink: "Roger Federer could play until Wimbledon 2022"

A guest on the latest edition of the Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis podcast, well-known journalist Steve Flink explained what he expects from Roger Federer's come back. He explained: "I think Roger Federer's attempt to return to play is truly commendable.

Although he is almost 41 years old, he is working hard to give himself one last ride on the circuit. He is asking a lot of himself, but he loves tennis and thinks it is worth it." He then added: "Last year he tried a shy comeback, but he realized almost immediately that he was not in condition.

He had to withdraw from Roland Garros to protect his knee, he suffered a bad defeat against Aliassime in Halle and arrived at Wimbledon with a thousand doubts. Although he had all these problems, he still reached the quarterfinals on the London grass.

How long will he keep playing? It is not easy to answer this question. In my opinion he will play until next year's Wimbledon, unless there are further relapses. If the results don't live up to his name, his plans could change.

Anyway, I still see him on the court in 2023," he commented.

Roger Federer's come back

Roger Federer's come back to the court will take place at the Laver Cup, scheduled at London's O2 Arena at the end of September.

The former world number 1 will also take part in the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic. According to his statements, the Swiss champion intends to play some tournaments also in 2023.

The wish of the fans is that the King will be able to end his legendary career worthily. The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for the Maestro from Basel, struggling with a serious injury to his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion played a pittance of 13 competitive matches in 2021, failing to make it past the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. A few weeks later, he made the decision to have knee surgery for the third time in 18 months.