Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (night), T20.

All about the speculations revolving around Federer’s retirement been put to rest

Swiss tennis extraordinaire Roger Federer said he trusts to recoup from his most recent knee surgery and get back on the ATP circuit following season. 

 All about the speculations revolving around Federer’s retirement been put to rest

“How, why and to do what, I don’t however know, but that would be the thought," the 20-time Grand Slam title winner and previous world number one told Swiss day by day Tagesanzeiger in an interview published on Sunday.

Federer, who will be 41 in August, has not played since a quarter-final vanquish at Wimbledon nearly a year back and his most recent knee surgery was his third in 18 months. “I myself am inquisitive to see what will take after," Federer said. “But I have trust, I have as of now come a long way. I’m not distant. The following three or four months will be extremely critical."

Federer told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Saturday that he is “currently centering on (his) physical condition so that there's no over-burden" and goes to the gym “five to six times a week". He is aiming for a return to activity at the Laver Cup in London from September 23-25 and after that his hometown tournament of Basel from October 24-30. Federer, the owner and winner of 103 trophies over the lifespan of his career, played 13 matches in 2021 and just six in 2020. He is right now positioned 50th in ATP standings, his lowest in 22 years.

 All about the speculations revolving around Federer’s retirement been put to rest
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Federer stated in an interview conducted with a Swiss daily paper in November that he anticipated to miss Wimbledon this year -- it begins on June 27 -- and was doubted when, in case ever, he may be able to play once more at a high level, in spite of the fact that he did "need to see one final time what I'm competent of as a proficient tennis player." 

In February, Federer and Nadal announced they were both arranging to take part in the Laver Cup in London on Sept. 23-25. That would check Federer's return to activity for the primary time since last July -- but not at a full-fledged competition but at a group occasion established by his management company. Federer has won the Swiss Inside trophy 10 times. The competition will return this year after being called off in 2020 and 2021 since coronavirus was widespread.

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