Roger Federer gathers dark clouds over his Laver Cup participation

Roger Federer draws dark clouds over his Laver Cup participation

The fifth edition of the Laver Cup will take place in London from September 23rd to 25th. The event was set to bring together four of the most successful players of the past two decades, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray signings.

Still, Federer could skip the event or just play one match due to ongoing knee problems. Roger has not played since Wimbledon last year, accepted third knee surgery and has since recovered. The Swiss is planning to play the Laver Cup and Basel in the coming weeks but his knee isn’t in the best shape yet.

Federer is unhappy with the pace of his progress on the practice pitch despite doing everything he can to return in London. According to some reports, Roger has water in his knee again, causing pain when playing.

If Federer skips the Laver Cup he should be back in Basel in October if all goes well and looking forward to competing again after missing so many events over the past three seasons.

Roger Federer is still struggling with a knee injury.

Federer remained competitive for two decades, ending the 2019 season in the top-3 after lifting the Masters 1000 crown and reaching the Wimbledon final.

Roger couldn’t keep the same pace in 2020 after suffering a knee injury that ruined his last two and a half years. Federer underwent three surgeries while only playing six tournaments in the last three seasons. Roger underwent two knee surgeries after the 2020 Australian Open semifinals and skipped the rest of the year.

He returned to Doha in March 2021 and played three games ahead of Roland Garros. Roger regained his form and scored three wins in Paris. Pleased with his progress, Federer withdrew before the duel with Matteo Berrettini to rest his knee for the popular grass season.

Roger got his earliest exit from Halle after falling in the second round against Felix Auger-Aliassime hoping for a better run at Wimbledon. The veteran stopped the clock on his 22nd appearance at the All England Club. An eight-time champion toppled Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet, Cameron Norrie and Lorenzo Sonego to advance to the quarterfinals as the oldest player of the Open era!

Roger faced Hubert Hurkacz and suffered his worst Wimbledon defeat. The Pole defeated the Swiss 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 in Federer’s first bagel at Majors since the 2008 Roland Garros final. Roger underwent his third surgery a few weeks later and his recovery is still ongoing. Roger would like to play two events this year and adopt a more dynamic schedule in 2023.

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