Fans are exploding over Roger Federer’s revelation ahead of return

Roger Federer pictured here at the Laver Cup in Boston in 2021.

Roger Federer at the Laver Cup in Boston in 2021. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Roger Federer has sent tennis fans into a frenzy after posting a video on social media of him roaming freely around the practice site ahead of his long-awaited return.

The 41-year-old has not played since losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021.

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Shortly after, he underwent a third knee surgery and is slowly working his way back to full fitness to return to the ATP Tour.

He’s committed play for Team Europe at the Laver Cup in September before a return to the ATP Tour in Basel, Switzerland in October.

On Sunday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion had fans in an uproar after posting a video of himself on the practice court.

The short video shows Federer hitting a series of shots and moving freely on the problematic knee, which required surgery.

Needless to say, the video had fans eagerly anticipating his return to competitive tennis.

Federer will join Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as Team Europe take on Team World in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup on September 23-25.

Federer also announced this last week that he would attend a charity event with the Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the Laver Cup.

The 2022 edition of the event will mark the first time that all of tennis’ ‘Big 4’ will play on the same team.

“It’s the only competition where you can play in a team environment with guys you usually play against and join Rafa, Roger and Andy – three of my biggest rivals of all time,” Djokovic said last month.

“It will be a truly unique moment in the history of our sport.”

Roger Federer returns to Basel for the ATP Tour

After the Laver Cup, Federer returns to ATP level at his home event in Basel from October 24th.

Federer is a 10-time champion in Basel and holds a remarkable 75-9 record at the event.

Some have suggested that Federer will announce his retirement in front of his home crowd, whatever he is Proposed at Wimbledon earlier this year that he has one last bow in mind at the grass Grand Slam in 2023.

“I hope I can come back again. I missed it here,” he said.

“Of course I missed being here. I would have liked to have been here. I knew when I walked out of here last year it was going to be a tough year.

“Maybe I didn’t think it would take so long to come back. But the knee was hard for me.

“I didn’t know if I should make the journey, but I’m glad to be right here, right now.”

Roger Federer, pictured here, waves to fans at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer waves to fans at Wimbledon. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Federer attended a parade of former champions to mark the 100th anniversary of Center Court at the All England Club.

“I was just trying to be successful here and represent the sport well. I hope I’ve succeeded and I hope to come back… one more time,” he said.

“I was lucky to play a lot of games on this pitch. It feels awkward being here today in a different kind of role.

“But it’s great to be here with… all the other champions. This place has given me my biggest wins, my biggest losses.”

It was the first time since 1999 that Federer did not play at Wimbledon.

Since then he has been without official ATP rankings because he hasn’t played in over a year.

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