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Federer’s Outlook on his 2022 Season

Roger ’s name is one that resounds with tennis watchers and even non-watchers all around the world. The Swiss ’s status is easily one that matches Lionel Messi’s or Cristiano Ronaldo’s in the football world. He is the ‘Michael Jordan’ of tennis, to put it into perspective.

Unfortunately, has recently confirmed he is pondering his retirement and the end of his career. Although this will allow the next generation of tennis players to thoroughly breakthrough, revealing new ATP Tour stars, we can’t help but feel extremely nostalgic at the thought of ’s retirement.

Rumours of ’s retirement have been swirling around after his fourth knee surgery since 2016. After announcing his knee operation in August, many began to speculate whether the Swiss star would ever play tennis on the tour again. But as one of the greatest athletes of this era, given his age and constant operations on his right knee, the odds are stacked against him.

On the question of retirement, it seems Federer has avoided the subject for as long as he could — more than a decade. However, he leaves us with memories of his remarkable career and performances.

He was free of any major operations until 2016 when he had his first left knee operation at the age of 34. Recovering brilliantly, the Swiss super star went on to win the Australian Open and in 2017. The following year, Federer stunned us again by winning the Australian Open for the second time in a row, amassing a total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles as a result.

However, in 2020, he had to undergo two more operations, this time, on his right knee. Missing out on more than a year of competition, Federer was unable to make the same significant impact on the tournaments as he once. And in 2021, when he was only able to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, it became clear that there were lurking health concerns.

Many would think this is where Federer ends his legacy. But recently, in an interview, the former World No.1 has mentioned a particular come back to express his gratitude to his fans and their unwavering support. He outlined his schedule for a come-back after his knee surgery in his quarter-final exit back in July.

However, he has recently announced that in addition to missing the Australian Open, there is also a chance he could miss Wimbledon, too, as he recovers. Still, the 20-time Grand Slam refuses to give up.

Speaking in an interview published in a Swiss newspaper Le Matin, Federer mentioned he has one more “ultimate dream” he wants to achieve before retiring.

“My ambition is to see what I’m capable of one last time. I also wish I could say goodbye in my own way and on a tennis court. That’s why I give my all in my rehabilitation.

“Then let’s be clear, my life is not going to collapse if I don’t play a Grand Slam final again. But it would be the ultimate dream to go back.

“I know it will be incredibly difficult, but I do believe in these kinds of miracles. I’ve experienced them myself,” Federer stated.

“I would like to find out, what I can achieve on a tennis court again. It would have been to say, ‘let’s stop here’. But they (the fans) deserve better than what they’ve seen from me throughout the past grass-court season.”

The post Federer’s Outlook on his 2022 Season appeared first on Tennis Connected.

Roger Federer’s name is one that resounds with tennis watchers and even non-watchers all around the world. The Swiss ’s status is easily one that matches Lionel Messi’s or Cristiano Ronaldo’s in the football world. He is the ‘Michael Jordan’ of tennis, to put it into perspective. Unfortunately, Federer has recently confirmed he is pondering
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