Roger Federer is a Swiss professional Tennis player. He is ranked No.16 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has been world no.1 in the ATP rankings a total of 310 weeks including a record 237 consecutive weeks and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Federer does not expect to return from his latest knee surgery in time for Wimbledon next June. The tennis great said in an interview published Wednesday by Swiss media. Federer also said he would be extremely surprised if he is able to play at Wimbledon a Grand Slam.
He has won a record eight times with his last title coming in 2017. I need to be very patient and give my knee the time to heal. Federer said in an interview that the next few months will be crucially carried by several Swiss media outlets. Federer’s agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Federer is tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the race to be the most successful men’s singles Grand Slam champion of all time.
Federer had two knee operations in 2020 that kept him out of the tour for more than a year and returned to action in March but he played only 13 matches this year. He withdrew from the French Open in June after winning his third-round match to save himself for Wimbledon but fell at the quarter-finals hurdle at the grass-court Grand Slam a month shy of his 40th birthday. Another injury forced Federer to skip the US Open as he went under the knife again and he said doctors also fixed cartilage in his knee. The doctors took the opportunity to also treat my cartilage.
The combination of these two procedures requires patience and caution. Federer has not won a Grand Slam since clinching the Australian Open title in 2018 but the Swiss veteran said he is still holding out for a miracle. My life is not going to collapse if I don’t play a Grand Slam final again, he added. But it would be the ultimate dream to go back.