Roger Federer's return to the field is getting closer and closer. This time, the Swiss champion himself marks the countdown: in an interview granted to the Swiss broadcaster SRF Federer announced that his first tournament after more than a year of absence from the fields will be at the ATP in Doha on 8 March.
Not only that: Federer then admitted that his seasonal goals are Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open. Here are some important passages from the interview granted by the Swiss champion. "I thought a lot about when and where to go back.
Australia was coming a little too soon because of my knee. I was sorry to forfeit, being one of the places I love the most. I wanted to return to a smaller tournament, so as not to be subjected to maximum stress and where I can play more calmly.
After I could play another tournament soon after, we will see how my body reacts to matches. "I will try again to play on clay and then in Halle, all to get in the best possible conditions, obviously, at Wimbledon, the Olympic Games and then the US Open."
"I like to play tennis, I want to do it all my life. In recent months I have given so much in rehabilitation. I want to celebrate great victories again. And for this I am ready to take a path that I am aware will be long and difficult.
Mon will pursue these however. goals at all costs. As soon as I realize that things are not working for my body or my family, it will be time to say stop."
Roger Federer on spending time with his family
“I want to be able to go skiing with the children and with Mirka.
Or go hiking, play basketball or start ice hockey – I still have so many dreams. For that, I need a good body and I don’t want to hit it against the wall,” said Roger Federer in a recent interview with SRF.
When Roger announced his withdrawal from the Australian Open, fans were asking the question: when will he return? Recently, news broke that Federer would return at the ATP 250 in Doha. Talking about his return, he said, “I wanted to make my comeback at a smaller tournament so that I wasn’t fully in focus and where the stress is also a little less.“ Tennis activities resumed emphatically with the dawn of a new year.
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