Roger Federer Hoping For Summer 2022 Return
by Staff | November 17th, 2021, 5:28 pm

The comeback of Roger Federer keeps getting pushed back.

Weeks ago, Darren Cahill let it be known that he thought Federer would be back for the Australian Open. Cahill later clarified stating he wasn’t sure.

Then in the last few days coach Ivan Ljubicic said the Australian Open was not a real possibility.

Now, Federer himself says he’s targeting a return next summer at the very earliest.

In an interview with the Swiss-German media outlet Tages-Anzeiger, Federer spoke about the injury and the timetable on a return.

Federer said he had a third surgery on his right knee to fix the damage to the meniscus from Wimbledon.

He said Australia will not happen. He’s hopeful to be jogging in January and possibly be training on the court in March. And he’d be surprised if he were ready for Wimbledon.

Federer added that he is motivated to return and hungry for more wins and titles. But it now appears unlikely we’ll see Federer play an official match before he turns 41 next August.

Some snippets via twitter of their sports editor:

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7 Comments for Roger Federer Hoping For Summer 2022 Return

chrisford1 Says:

First, congratulations to Garbine Muguruza on her WTA title, beating Arnett Kontaveit!

On Fed, the great news a week ago that Rafa was coming back and out to try and win and ruin Novaks party if he can – just got dampened a bit. By more sign that Fed is just about ‘over and out’. No tennis until after Wimbledon, back late summer, if that. If so, late July 2022 would be over a year since Roger has competed. Maybe a dignified last hurrah would be one more US Open, close his career out in Basel. File papers at the Swiss unemployment office.
Then there is Andy and Serena (and ol’ Venus is still around at over 40, and more and more playing like every year of it.) And how their last tournaments will be scheduled.

I’m very much looking forward to Medvedev-Sinner. For one, the future has arrived, and for Sinner it is just about to. Jannik has nothing to lose and it’s a good time to say,” I’m, coming you f*c#rs!”

Dave Says:

I think Sinner just played the worst set of tennis I’ve seen in my life. It’s definitely up there.

chrisford1 Says:

And then he almost won the match, Dave. He showed us some very good stuff in his 2 outings.

Dave Says:

You’re right. Medvedev is clearly getting tired from a long season. He’s vulnerable for sure. This could be like 2018 again. Djokovic was flying through his matches and playing great. It looked like he was going to win and then Zverev beat him in straights. You just never know with Djokovic. I feel like if he beats Zverev then I don’t doubt he will win in the finals.

Wog Boy

Djokovic has about a 2% chance of beating Zverev. Maybe less.

Truth Says:

Novak lived in a stressful world of his own making. He was overwhelmed mentally & physically this summer, but still, he was the #1 story.

Last year, it looked like he almost ended his career when he denied that he did anything “so bad”. He had a mental vacation in tournaments, including atp final while having a big lead.

skeezer Says:

2%? Lol, it went 3 sets.
Buh bye Djoker.
Congrats Z man!

Van Persie Says:

Congrats to Nole for a fabulous 2021!

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