In recent days, the Swiss press has spread the news that Roger Federer still feels pain in his knee. An indiscretion that was confirmed by his agent Tony Godsick: "Roger has felt pain in his knee again, but he is continuing to train and has no intention of giving up anything."
A few months ago, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced he wanted to play some tournaments in 2023 as well. In a press conference during the US Open, Stan Wawrinka commented on the imminent return of his illustrious countryman: "It's been too long since Roger Federer's last appearance on the pitch, so I hope he'll be back as soon as possible.
Fans, tournaments and other players want to see him in action again. Any tennis fan misses him. " In addition to the Laver Cup, the Swiss should also participate in the ATP in Basel. John McEnroe made some interesting remarks about Roger: "He has earned the right to do whatever he wants.
Even though he's 41 and hasn't played in a lifetime, the pressure on his shoulders will still be enormous."
When is Roger Federer back on the court?
Barring a sensational defection at the last minute, Roger Federer will return to the field at the Laver Cup.
The fifth edition of the exhibition he founded will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The former world number 1 will try to lead Team Europe to victory alongside Rafael Nadal (whose presence is in doubt), Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
The Swiss phenomenon, who hasn't set foot on the pitch since Wimbledon 2021, hopes to end his career worthily after undergoing yet another surgery on his right knee. The last two seasons have been a real ordeal for the King, who has not been able to play as and as much as he would have liked.
Suffice it to say that the 41-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches last year, collecting nine wins and four losses. As if that weren't enough, the Maestro had to overtake Nadal and Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam standings.