Tennis superstar Roger Federer, who has recently taken a year out from playing any competition as he comes back from an injury, has said that he is hoping to be back on the world tour next year if his recovery continues to progress.
While responding to one of the questions about whether he is planning to continue playing competitive tennis next year, Roger Federer said, “I don’t know the exact details, but that would be the idea.”
But before returning to competitions, Federer, who turns 41 in August, will need to undergo a third operation to his right knee. The former World No. 1 has 20 Grand Slams to his name but has been absent from competitive tennis since Wimbledon 2021.
He further added, “I myself a curious to see what will follow. But I am hopeful. I have already gone a long way. I am not far off. The next three or four months will be extremely important.”
As per local media reports, he has been focusing now on his physical condition, going to the gym five to six times a week, and that tennis would still have to “wait a bit.”
Meanwhile, Federer hopes to get back on the court in time for the Laver Cup in London, to be held from 23 to 25 September. After that, he is planning to be in his hometown for the Basle Tournament from 24 to 30 October.
The Swiss champion, winner of 103 trophies in his career spanning over 20 years, only played six matches in 2020 and 13 in 2021. He is now ranked 50th in the world.