Absent from the courts for about a year now, Roger Federer is getting closer and closer to a comeback. But at 40, the Swiss doesn’t really have much time left before retiring. According to a former Russian player, the Basel tournament will be the last tournament of Roger Federer’s career.
Knee injury for almost a year now, Roger Federer has not appeared on a tennis court in an official match since losing to Hubert Hurkacz a Wimbledon in 2021. The Swiss is also falling in the rankings ATP. Current 96th, the former world number one will no longer be ranked after Wimbledon in the next few days. His 21-year reign is slowly coming to an end. But his return seems to be getting closer and closer. Last March, Roger Federer had given a rather positive index on his account instagram by appearing in a video, racquet in hand hitting a few balls. Its presence has already been made official for several tournaments such as the Cup of the tank in London from September 23 to 25 or on Swiss Indoor Basel October 22-30. If this turns out to be good enough news for fans of Roger Federerwho will finally be able to see him again at work on the courts, this could well mark the end of the career of the 40-year-old player according to Nikolai Davydenko.
Absent since Wimbledon, Roger Federer releases a new announcement on his return https://t.co/eUo7DcAtKv pic.twitter.com/j1wc6J1VnO
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A retirement after Basel for Federer?
” I think he is playing in Basel to end his career there. It’s my opinion named the former Russian player, former world number 3 in 2006, in an interview with Tennis on clayand in comments reported by We love tennis . At 40, Roger Federer one already his beautiful years behind him. With 20 Grand Slam in the pocket, Switzerland is tied with Novak Djokovictwo lengths behind Rafael Nadal. Nevertheless, his class on the courts and his undeniable talent place him among the favorites for the title of greatest player in the history of tennis. For the moment, Roger Federer has not yet spoken personally about a potential retirement. Last May, the eight-time winner of Wimbledon had simply expressed his wish to make his return before the end of 2022 in remarks reported by We love tennis : “ Regarding my return, I must not think so far. I’m waiting for the green light from the doctors. I am ready to give it my all again. » Roger Federer then admitted that the next few months were to be decisive for his return: “The Laver Cup is a good start because I don’t have to play five games in six days. On the other hand, I must be ready to do it in Basel. That’s why I have to prepare for it in practice. I myself am curious to know what is yet to come. But I’m hopeful, I’ve come a long way. I’m not far. The next three or four months will be extremely important.It remains to be seen what decision Switzerland will take after the Basel tournament next October.