Roger Federer closes its very short season at the ATP in Basel, back on the calendar after the last two editions had been canceled due to the pandemic. In addition to King Roger, there will also be Carlos Alcaraz, Stan Wawrinka, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Lorenzo Musetti.
In an interview with the Swiss portal Baz Sport, Roger Brennwald, director of the Basel tournament, did not think about Federer’s form. He said: “We know he is training but only he can give certain information about his condition.”
Speaking to ESPN, John McEnroe commented on the impending return of the Swiss: “I thought he would retire in Basel, but it seems he wants to play again in 2023. Roger has earned the right to do , what he wants. from his age and the fact that he hasn’t played for a long time, the pressure on his shoulders will still be huge.”
Roger is ready for the Leaver Cup
Roger Federer’s return to the court is missing less and less. The former world number 1 will be one of the main characters in the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from September 23 to 25.
The Swiss phenom will try to lead Team Europe to victory alongside Rafael Nadal (whose presence is in doubt), Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. It will be an important opportunity to see the form of the king, who has not played since Wimbledon 2021.
The 41-year-old from Basel has experienced a real trial over the past two seasons after having to deal with a serious right knee problem. Suffice it to say that the Maestro played just 13 official games last year, collecting nine wins and four defeats.
the round of 16 at Roland Garros and the quarter-finals at the Championships were his best results of the season, far too poor a trade for a legend of his calibre. A few weeks after Wimbledon, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced that he would need knee surgery for the third time in 18 months. Despite his age and long rehabilitation, Roger never considered retirement.