I am entering phase in which I can start to think about comeback: Roger Federer

Former World No. 1 has not played since his quarter-finals exit at Wimbledon 2021.

Roger Federer recently in an interview with Swiss television updated about his injury and plans to make a comeback. The 20 times Grand Slam champion who is sidelined by knee problems haven’t appeared at tournaments since his quarterfinals exit at Wimbledon against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.

“I am entering the phase in which I can start to think about the comeback,” told Federer to Swiss public broadcaster SRF. He further said that he has gone through a “very good MRI” weeks before. The good result gave him hope me made him optimistic about his comeback which he believes to happen around the “beginning of autumn.”

Swiss professional revealed further that he needed to be on crutches for two months and that the condition of his knee was not fine post-Wimbledon. Federer had gone through double knee surgeries that time because of which, he only appeared for 13 matches in the 2021 tennis season and just six in 2020. His knee problems forced him to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the last Grand Slam.

The 40-year-old missed the first Grand Slam of the year too and is currently tied with 20 Grand Slams with Novak Djokovic who was expelled from Australia following his VISA being suspended twice over the Vaccination controversy. In absence of both, Rafael Nadal won the record of 21st Grand Slam in Melbourne to make it the most in Men’s singles history.

The Spaniard was also sidelined with injuries the previous season and did not attend many majors including the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The King of Grand Slams then bounced back with an ATP Cup summer set trophy into his 2022 tennis season following his historical achievement in the Australian Slam. The Swiss great is also hoping to return at least for his favourite Grand Slam in England starts 27 June, which will completely rely on his recovery.

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