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Will Roger Federer play the 2022 US Open?

It been almost an year that the great Roger Federer had last played a match and fans are wondering whether the 20-time Grand Slam winner will make a come back in the 2022 US Open.

Roger Federer

20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has been out of the sport and been on the sidelines for over an year now, and it looks unlikely for him to take part in the upcoming US Open. He has recently confirmed that he will take part in the home tournament in Basel at the 2022 Laver Cup which is set to take place in September.

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Will we see Roger Federer making a comeback this year?

Roger Federer

He has been out of gametime since last June when he had to withdraw from the 2021 Wimbledon Championships after suffering an injury having lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals. Since then, he has undergone knee surgery and has focused on full recovery and is in no hurry to return to the court to avoid any kind of injury. Despite keeping all his fans updated about his injury and return through his social media account, his fans are getting restless and wants to see their hero in the court soon. Federer has confirmed a few days ago that he will be participating alongside Rafael Nadal to represent Team Europe in London at the 2022 Laver Cup. The last time these two greats paired up with each other was way back in 2017 when they defeated the American duo of Jack Sock and Sam Querrey in three sets. Federer has confirmed his return in a recent interview with Simon Graf of Tages Anzeiger. He also said they he is still unclear about his participation in other tournaments prior to the Laver Cup.

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He lastly added, “Yes, definitely,” Federer said upon getting asked if he will return to the ATP tour next year. “How and where, I don’t know yet. But that would be the idea. I haven’t planned more than the Laver Cup and Basel yet. After Basel, the season is over anyway. It’s important for me to get fit again so that I can train fully. Once I’ve done that, I can choose how many tournaments I play and where.” The Laver Cup is a good start, I don’t have to play five matches in six days. I will have be able to do that in Basel. But I’m hopeful I’ve come a long way. I’m not far away.”

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Soumyadeep is a football writer at FirstSportz. He's a die-hard Cristiano Ronaldo fan and has been a constant follower of the beautiful game since Real Madrid's 2014 triumph at Lisbon. Being a sports enthusiast, he also follows several other sports mainly Tennis and F1.