After undergoing his third knee surgery, Roger Federer has recently begun recovery. The Swiss champion’s final match was in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021, where he was defeated by a wild Hubert Hurkacz.
For the first time since 2017, the Pole’s achievements at Indian Wells knocked the Swiss Maestro out of the Top 10.
During the Laver Cup in Boston, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was seen walking on crutches, and his return to the circuit seems uncertain.
This season, the former world number one has only played 13 official matches, winning nine and losing four.
Many people have given up hope of seeing Federer compete at the elite levels. The 40-year-old Basel native was appointed as Switzerland’s tourism ambassador in March 2021.
Roger features in a video in which he shares a little-known aspect of the country and about himself.
Federer is likely to return in 2022
“I have been all over the world during my tennis career, but my favourite place has never changed,” Federer said.
“I am obviously talking about my beloved Switzerland. I miss my country so much when I travel. There is an aspect of tennis that helps me remember Switzerland.
“When we sit on the bench, Switzerland comes to mind. You can find benches everywhere in my country, they represent the right place for a perfect break in the middle of nature.”
#Challenge: We want to share a piece of our Swiss culture with you! Win a 7-day trip to Switzerland and a bench for your country on “Top of Europe” @Jungfraubahn_CH! Vote for your country now ➡️https://t.co/j8oHLF4LlL#IneedSwitzerland @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/JH0cUuCruF— Switzerland Tourism (@MySwitzerland_e) October 18, 2021
Federer also contemplated his future on the circuit.
“I have to take my time, I don’t wanna rush into anything at this point…There’s no rush with anything. I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me.”
“I took the time. I don’t know, I’m just really in a good place. I’m really happy,” he further added as per reports on TennisHead.
The Swiss is expected to finish 2021 at the 18th ATP place.