FINALLY! Reports reveal Roger Federer’s potential return after a prolonged period of absence due to injury

After a prolonged cloud over Roger Federer's return to action, reports finally suggest an update regarding the situation around the Swiss' legend's potential return.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

When it comes to the world of tennis, Roger Federer is a name everyone is synonymous with and is on a league of his own along with two other players in Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has been around for a long time now, having garnered a huge and loyal fanbase due to his classy brand of tennis on court and his charisma and personality off it.

However, such a long time as a professional finally seems to take a toll on the 40-year-old’s body, with the legend having a torrid time with injuries in the past one or two years, even going for surgery multiple times. However, when on the pitch, Federer still has it in him as he showed by reaching the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon 2021, becoming the oldest player in the process to reach that stage in the Open Era.

Roger Federer returns to training after a lengthy injury layoff

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Swiss maestro Roger Federer had earlier announced that he’d be unable to compete in the Australian Open 2022, and had also added at the same time that his participation at the Wimbledon 2022 was also highly unlikely. However, amongst all the gloom within Federer’s fanbase, there now has risen a ray of hope as the Former World No.1 is reportedly back in training and would start playing practice sets too.

As reported by reliable Swiss reporter Arnaud Cerutti of RTS, the 20 time Grand Slam champion will reportedly start training in an order to make a comeback. Federer has been out of action since last year’s grass-court season due to aggravating his existing knee condition, for which the 40-year old had undergone surgery in 2020. To fix the problem, he underwent another surgery in August last year, making it 3 times under the knife in one and a half years.

Despite the persistent injuries and a cloud of doubt surrounding his return, as per Cerutti’s reports, the 40-year-old is keen to return “as soon as possible” to give himself one last shot at winning the Championships. The report also mentioned that the Swiss was training in Dubai until last week.

Far from this Australian Open, rumors say that Roger Federer was training last week in Dubai and was waiting to see with his team if he would finally be able to start playing practice sets,” the report mentioned. “As a reminder, the former world No. 1, 40 years old, hopes to make a last lap at Wimbledon as soon as possible,” it further read. This would suggest that the Swiss legend is on track for a return ahead of the initial March or April that had been suggested.

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