In the middle of all the rumours regarding his retirement, Roger Federer has given his fans some good news. Federer has been afflicted by a reoccurring knee injury over the past few years.
In 2021, he returned to the tour and competed in the French Open and Wimbledon before being forced to retire due to the same condition.
The Swiss player has now stated that he intends to play to the best of his abilities for as long as is possible.
“The worst is behind me, I’m looking forward to everything that comes. A third knee procedure was required after the quarter-finals at Wimbledon,” he said.
“When you come back after an injury, every day is a better day. An exciting time. I went through that last year, it’s not a mental problem.”
Roger Federer’s calm and class
The tennis world as a whole is grateful for whatever time we have left to see Roger play. The 40-year-old is a legend with one of the sport’s largest fan bases. Thousands of young tennis players have looked up to him and sought to mimic his skills on the court. Even professional players like Dominic Thiem have tried this.
Federer has been a professional tennis player for many years. On the court, the man is recognized for his calm and class.
Federer is tied for the most Grand Slams with Nadal and Djokovic, the other two members of the famed “Big 3”. While he has promised to return to the court soon, it is unclear whether his fitness will allow him to compete for the most prestigious trophies.
With so many outstanding athletes on the ATP Tour right now, the competition is bound to be tough. Let’s hope we have a chance to see the legend back in action as soon as possible.