Roger Federer spoke about his return in the Player Council. The Swiss player is ready to help the game: "When I heard that some of the guys resigned after the tough Player Council after that tough Wimbledon meeting. Also, Robin Haase who I spoke to.
He said that it's not going well. I am happy we were chosen, they could have said no. I am happy we are in. Someone may have not expected us to give it a go but I am happy that Rafa and the others said yes." "Let's see what's happening.
It's impossible to get everybody aligned with the decisions", added Federer. "I just need to get some time to understand more. I want to speak to Rafa and other council members and just be prepared for the meeting in ten days."
Speaking to SRF, Federer concluded: "Wimbledon Final wasn‘t necessarily more difficult for me to digest than other tough losses. I knew I played a good season till then, I think my reaction was right to be angry for a while but I started looking ahead to what is still to come, even possible clay next year."
Federer will open his run in Cincinnati against the Argentinean Juan Ignacio Londero who defeated Matteo Berrettini in the first round. Berrettini had played his last match on Tour prior to this week just against Federer in the Wimbledon fourth round.