Wimbledon 2022: Roger Federer on playing at SW19 ‘one more time’ – Hope I can come back

Wimbledon 2022: Last year, Switzerland’s Roger Federer was ruled out after he sustained a knee injury. He is expected to make a comeback in September’s Laver Cup.

Roger Federer of Switzerland. Courtesy: AP

Roger Federer of Switzerland. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon 8 times
  • Federer won the Wimbledon 5 times in a row from 2003-2007
  • Federer will take part in the Laver Cup in September

40-year-old Roger Federer hasn’t given up on his hopes of playing Wimbledon, a Grand Slam he has won eight times from 2003 to 2017. The veteran is currently recovering from multiple knee surgeries that ruled him out back in August 2021.

The star from Switzerland, who has won as many as 20 Grand Slams in his illustrious career, was present at SW19 on Sunday, July 3, when Wimbledon celebrated the 100th year of the Center Court on Day seven of the ongoing tournament.

Federer has happy memories of playing at Wimbledon, having won five back-to-back men’s singles titles from 2003 to 2007. Even into his 40s, the veteran hasn’t given up the ghost and sounded confident of making a comeback.

“I hope I can come back one more time….The knee has been rough on me but I’ve been happy at home…I’m happy standing right here right now,” Federer was quoted as saying.

“It feels awkward to be here today in a different type of role,” he added.

Federer is expected to make a comeback in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, a tournament which is organised in honour of the legendary Australian, Rod Laver.

Federer didn’t play in the same tournament last year due to his knee injury. He will now play for Team Europe alongside Rafael Nadal, who has won Wimbledon two times and the French Open as many as 14 times.

The tournament will take place from September 23-25 in London. Nadal is currently taking part in the ongoing Wimbledon tournament, where he has qualified for the Round of 16.

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