Federer drops another hint that he intends to return to tennis at the top level

The Swiss says the way he returned to the Tour in Doha in 2021 makes him convinced he can do it again in late 2022

Roger Federer, 2022 Roger Federer © Gepa / Panoramic

Roger Federer continues to make encouraging noises as he takes the next step in his rehabilitation after knee surgery.

The Swiss, who has been off the Tour since last summer’s Wimbledon, has already said he hopes to return to the Tour in late summer/early autumn 2022, and is planning to play at the Laver Cup in London in September.

In the foreword to the Roger Federer Foundation annual report, Federer dropped another big hint that he intends to return to the game, and compete for titles.

“After many months of battling injury, my return to the tour in March, after my first operation, highlighted and energized me to continue my tennis career,” he writes. “I’m grateful for every minute I was able to spend with my fans and tennis family on court.

“My experience in Doha illustrated to me that my journey as an elite athlete isn’t over yet. The progress I make every day strengthens my belief that I will be healthy and strong enough to return to the tennis court at the highest level.”

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