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Federer Hopes To Return One Last Time From Mid-2022

LAUSANNE - Roger Federer is focusing on a re-visitation of the circuit in mid-2022, the Swiss star said Wednesday, wanting to play some enormous matches indeed prior to bowing out in style. 

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 40 in August, is working his direction back from a tenacious right knee injury that confined him to only five competitions this year. 

Federer said the Australian Open in January was not feasible, while interest in the French Open in May and June and his cherished major, Wimbledon in June and July, was exceptionally improbable. 

"In all actuality I would be staggeringly astounded to play Wimbledon, or, in other words that Australia doesn't become an integral factor," he said in a meeting distributed in the Swiss papers 24 Heures and Tribune de Geneve. 

Federer had been out for over a year with two medical procedures on his right knee prior to getting back onto the visit in 2021. 

Be that as it may, he played just 13 matches, and went through a third procedure on the knee following his quarter-last loss at Wimbledon in July. 

He said he was focusing on a "return to rivalry in summer 2022", however cautioned that "the following four or five months will be definitive" for his rebound. 

- Road to recuperation - 

After the current year's Wimbledon, Federer missed the Tokyo Olympics to go through more medical procedure on his ideal meniscus, trailed by a ligament activity. 

"This activity, I must do it in any case for my drawn out prosperity... to have the option to ski with my kids, to play football or tennis with my companions in the a very long time to come. My first inspiration was to get back in shape for my life as a man," he said. 

Federer said he will begin light running again in January and afterward just take up "preparing that resembles tennis" in March-April. 

"I need to take a quick trip and see one final time what I am fit for as an expert tennis player," he said. 

"We would all like that I could bid farewell in my own specific manner and on a tennis court. 

"What's more, in the event that we push the thinking, playing again in 2022 or 2023 no longer has a major effect: 40 or 41 years of age, it's exactly the same thing." 

Federer said the inquiry was more one of whether he was ready to put himself through the aggravation for a long time. 

"Today, my heart answers yes. So I make things stride by step," he said. 

"What's more, regardless of whether I realize beyond any doubt that the end is close, I need to attempt to play in some large matches once more." 


Sources: AFP

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