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Will Roger Federer’s dry Grand Slam spell continue?


First published March 6, 2022, 11:09 a.m. IST

Roger Federer has been out of action for almost eight months. His return to Wimbledon 2022 is uncertain, as he eyes a return at the end of the summer.

Roger Federer of Switzerland has been out of regular tennis for almost eight months now. For the past two years, he has suffered from recurring knee problems as he also underwent surgery for the same. While he was expected to return at the start of the year, he risks being pushed back to the end of the summer, while his participation in Wimbledon 2022 remains uncertain.

Speaking to a Swiss broadcaster FRSFederer gave an update on his situation, noting: “I’m fine, much better. I was on crutches for two months, it was long, and I had to start from scratch. But, that was the good thing to do. The knee wasn’t going well after Wimbledon. Now I’m slowly coming to a phase where I can think of a comeback.”

Federer added that he had recently undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was found to be good and gave encouraging results. The Swiss has won 20 Grand Slam titles, tied with Novak Djokovic of Serbia, while his last Slam title came at the 2018 Australian Open. He looks set to play the 2022 US Open , which should start from August 29th.

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After the US Open, he will join 21-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal of Spain for Team Europe at the 2022 Laver Cup, which takes place in London from September 23-25. The legendary Bjorn Borg from Sweden will be the captain of the European team.