It has now been more than a year since Federer announced he would be undergoing a third knee surgery and ended his 2021 season after suffering a “setback” with his troublesome right knee during the grass season. But the wait for his return is finally almost over, with the Swiss star making his comeback at the Laver Cup in exactly a month on Tuesday.
The former world No 1 showed that he was almost back to his best as he shared a preview from one of his practice sessions in an Instagram video on Sunday, as he is due to join his biggest rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Team Europe at next month’s Laver Cup before returning to the ATP Tour circuit in October at the Swiss Indoors Basel.
The video is the first time Federer has addressed his return to the competition since making a surprise appearance at Wimbledon last month to participate in a special ceremony marking 100 years of Centre Court. Joining a glittering line-up of other former champions including his Big Three rivals and Venus Williams, the 41-year-old shared his hopes to return to the tournament at least one more time.
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