Roger Federer, in full physical reconstruction after a year without competition, hopes to still be on the world circuit next year if his recovery goes smoothly in the fall, he explains on Sunday in the Swiss daily Tagesanzeiger.
“How, when and for what, I don’t know yet. But that would be the idea”cautiously advances the Swiss champion, questioned by the Zurich newspaper on his intention to continue next year on the courts, when he will celebrate his 41st birthday in August.
It will still be necessary for the former world No. 1, twenty Grand Slam crowns and no competitive appearance since Wimbledon 2021, to return to the racket after undergoing a third right knee operation last summer in a year. and half.
“I myself am curious to see what will follow. But I have hope, I have already come a long way. I’m not far. The next three or four months will be eminently important”believes the Basel.
Questioned on Saturday by the SRF channel, the Swiss icon explained to put “currently the focus on (his) physical condition”, going to the gym “five to six times a week”. But tennis will still have to ” to wait a little “he admitted.
Federer nevertheless still aims to return to the courts during the Laver Cup in London (September 23 to 25) then in his hometown from October 24 to 30, as the organizers of the Basel tournament announced at the end of April.
The Swiss champion, winner of 103 trophies over his more than twenty-year career, has only played six matches in 2020 and thirteen in 2021. He is currently ranked 50th in the world.