‘He’s Going to Play Laver Cup And…’ – Roger Federer’s Agent Reveals Roger Federer’s Return Plans

Published 05/20/2022, 2:00 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs

It was the 2003 Wimbledon Championships. After making several first-round exits at the tournament, Roger Federer had reached the finals of the tournament, defeating Andy Roddick in the last-four clash. Subsequently, in the finals, the Swiss maestro prevailed over Mark Philippoussis of Australia to win his maiden Grand Slam title.

It was the beginning of an illustrious career for the then 21-year-old Federer. Since then he has added 19 major titles to take his tally to 20 Grand Slam titles. The grass-court major tournament has been the most memorable tournament for him, after having won eight titles at Wimbledon. Recently, his agent, Tony Godsick, talked about Federer’s comeback at Wimbledon.

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The Swiss maestro is away from the tour since July 2021. He suffered a knee injury after his quarterfinal defeat against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon. Outlining Federer’s comeback plans, Tony Godsick said, “He’s exactly where he wants to be but unfortunately it takes time. He’s going to play Laver Cup and Swiss Indoors. I don’t want to be the doctor but what I hope for him is to able to have a great rehab this summer, play some in the fall and give a nice shot at 2023, and then see what happens. I haven’t talked to him about that.” 

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2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Nine. Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3rd, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Further, he said, “Could he add a tournament before then? Maybe yes but more likely after that. He doesn’t want to commit to anything too soon before having to pull out. But the Laver Cup is enough time that, if all goes well with rehab events, he can get back for. I think he’d like another Wimbledon. That place has been incredibly special to him.”

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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