Dark clouds are gathering over Roger Federer’s participation in the Laver Cup.

The Laver Cup’s fifth iteration will be held in London from September 23–25. With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all signed up to compete, the tournament should feature four of the most accomplished athletes of the last 20 years.

Federer may still abandon the competition or limit himself to one match owing to chronic knee problems. Roger has not competed since Wimbledon of last year as he has been recovering from his third knee surgery. Although his knee is still not in the best of form, the Swiss player still intends to compete in the Laver Cup and Basel in the coming weeks.

Federer is working hard to make a comeback in London, but he is dissatisfied with the rate of his development on the practice court. According to some accounts, Roger’s troublesome knee, which causes agony when he plays, has water in it once more.

Federer should be back in Basel in October if everything goes according to plan, keen to compete once more after missing so many tournaments over the previous three seasons.

With a knee ailment, Roger Federer is still having difficulty.

Federer competed for two decades and, after winning the Masters 1000 title and making it to the Wimbledon final, concluded the season inside the top three.

After suffering a knee ailment that has destroyed his last two and a half years, Roger was unable to maintain the same pace in 2020. In the previous three seasons, Federer participated in just six tournaments despite undergoing three operations. Following the 2020 Australian Open semifinal, Roger underwent two knee surgeries and missed the remainder of the season.

He came back in March 2021 and participated in three matches in Doha prior to Roland Garros. In Paris, Roger regained his form and won three races. Federer withdrew from the match against Matteo Berrettini because he was pleased with his development and wanted to protect his knee for the cherished grass season.

After losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round, Roger left the Halle tournament for the first time, aiming for a stronger performance at Wimbledon. During his 22nd outing at the All England Club, the veteran stopped the timer. The oldest player in the Open era defeated Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet, Cameron Norrie, and Lorenzo Sonego to move on to the quarterfinals!

When Roger saw Hubert Hurkacz, he dropped his worst Wimbledon match. In Federer‘s first bagel at a Major since the 2008 Roland Garros final, the Pole defeated the Swiss 6-3, 7-6, 6-0. A few weeks later, Roger endured his third operation, and his recuperation is still ongoing. Roger would like to participate in two competitions this year and adopt a more active schedule in 2023.