Roger Federer: 'Time will tell how I want to deal with this'



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Roger Federer: 'Time will tell how I want to deal with this'

For the first time in 25 years, Roger Federer is out of the ATP ranking. The Swiss star has played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious right knee injury, which is ruining his career finale. Despite his age and long rehabilitation, the former world number 1 does not want to give up and plans to return to the Laver Cup.

The rich exhibition he founded will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will close his very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic.

The 40-year-old Swiss was overtaken by both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings of the Majors, not to mention that the Serbian also snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. Fans only hope that the King manages to end his legendary career worthily.

In a recent interview, Federer confided that he is looking forward to returning to the pitch.

Federer is almost ready

“Time will tell how I want to deal with this, how often I keep looking for interest. I think about that now sometimes, but not often.

My main focus is on how to make my comeback in tennis. I work hard on that and I think about it every day," said Roger Federer, who is set to play at the Laver Cup and the ATP Basel Open in September/October. It has been more than a year since Roger Federer's last appearance on a tennis court, which came at Wimbledon, the same place where he recently received one of the most rousing receptions one will see, during the Centre Court centennial celebrations.

"What feeling you get and how you react after such applause and standing ovation, I still don't know that in advance. Novak (Djokovic) also said that: a lot of us are nervous before such a parade. We don't do this every day either, we never get used to it.

It remains uncertain, while all you have to do is walk a bit and say a few words. And I was quite emotional, although not everyone has seen that,” the Swiss great said on the same. Apart from the four Wimbledon clashes, the two faced each other twice at the US Open, and twice at the Australian Open.

On many occasions, Roddick took the extra step to look for victory. However, despite repeated tries from the former US Open champion, it was Roger Federer who triumphed in all the meetings. Recalling the phase, Roddick said, “As many times I would have wanted him banned from US Open, I would have wanted him banned from Wimbledon more often. I lost to that guy a lot of times on a lot of big stages”.