Roger Federer Returns To Wimbledon, Hoping For One More Run On The Grass Next Year

Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves throughout a 100 years of Centre Court event on day 7 of the … [+] Wimbledon tennis champions in London, Sunday, July 3,2022 (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Roger Federer went back to Wimbledon on Sunday using a dark fit and appearing like James Bond.

Next year he wishes to be back using all whites and playing tennis at the All-England Club.

” I hope I can return one more time,” the 20- time significant champ and eight-time Wimbledon winner stated to big applause at an event honoring 100 years of Centre Court play.

Federer hasn’t played given that losing to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals a year back, getting bageled 6-0 in the 3rd set. He went through a 3rd knee surgical treatment and will turn 41 in August.

” I’ve missed out on being here,” Federer stated. “I would have enjoyed to be here. I understood leaving here in 2015, it was gon na be a difficult year ahead. Perhaps I didn’t believe it was gon na take me this long to come back however the knee has actually been rough on me. I’ve been pleased.”

Federer strategies to return at Laver Cup in London Sept. 23-25 and after that play the Swiss Indoors in October.

” I personally miss out on Roger in the tennis trip and tennis obviously miss him, competitions, fans, everybody,” 22- time significant champ Rafael Nadal stated Saturday. “… I believe Roger Federer is very important in every competition. Not just Wimbledon. He’s a well missed out on gamer in every occasion of tennis, without a doubt.”

Federer’s representative Tony Godsick offered a timeline on Federer’s return in May.

” He will not hurry back this time,” Godsick informed Standard Sport. “He will need to be 100% and understand he’s 100% which’s why he’s taking his time doing heavy rehabilitation and training. It’s not simply when knee feels great however developing the muscles and getting lungs back. I understand he’s motivated where he is.

” I do not wish to be the medical professional however what I expect him is to able to have a terrific rehabilitation this summer season, play some in the fall and provide a good chance at 2023, and after that see what takes place. I have not talked with him about that.

Godsick included of Wimbledon: “It was a terrific effort in 2015 on one leg. And I believe he ‘d like another Wimbledon. That location has actually been extremely unique to him.”

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