Before putting away his racquet for good, Roger Federer wants to go for one last spin. The Swiss prodigy has been sidelined for the past two years due to the arduous process of undergoing three operations on his right knee.
His final competitive match was in 2021 at Wimbledon, where he advanced to the quarterfinals despite being given a tough but not impossible draw. A crazed Hubert Hurkacz, who bagel-ed him in the middle of the court, put an end to his winning streak.
The ex-world number one tennis player announced he needed knee surgery for the umpteenth time a few weeks later. The Laver Cup will be held at London’s O2 Arena on September 23-25, and the King is expected to attend barring any unforeseen circumstances.
The ATP Basel, which was postponed for two years due to the pandemic, is back on the schedule, and the 20-time Grand Slam winner plans to play in it.
Just recently, David Nalbandian shared a story about the 40-year-old Swiss in an interview broadcast on Argentine television.
An extended knee injury sidelines Roger Federer
In Argentina, David Nalbandian was a guest on a TV show, and the relaxed vibe encouraged the former player to share some fascinating anecdotes from his time in the country.
He reflected on a Monte Carlo tournament in which he had played PlayStation with Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. “The loser of our mini tournament was made to strip down to his underwear and wait by the elevator in the hotel lobby.
I was defeated, and there was no room for compromise. So I went to the elevator, and when it opened, there was Roger Federer and Mirka staring back at me “, the Argentinean declared.
Everyone in the tennis community recognizes Roger Federer as one of the sport’s all-time greats. “He found the craziness of the crowd amusing while we were playing at the Open Australia one year.
In his eyes, I am known by that name. Quack is what he calls me “In the words of Duckworth. Henley was astounded and delighted by the turn of events. “The results are incredible.
That’s the Roger Federer news we weren’t expecting to hear today “To quote Henley: Since Federer’s loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of last year’s Wimbledon tournament, he hasn’t competed in a single match.