Roger Federer’s Father Reveals Exciting News For Fans Ahead of Australian Open 2022

Published 11/11/2021, 2:35 PM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: Roger Federer of Switzerland and his father Robert Federer pose with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in the players locker room after winning the men’s final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day fourteen of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Fans were distraught when Roger Federer decided to end his 2021 season after Wimbledon. The Swiss Maestro is recovering from another knee surgery and will not play any more professional tennis matches for now. Interestingly, even his good friend, Rafael Nadal, will not feature in any more matches in the remaining part of the season. The Spaniard is currently healing himself from a foot injury.

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As is to be expected, the buzz around Federer’s return is already increasing as the 2021 season draws to a close. Fortunately for the ‘RF’ faithful, his father has provided an optimistic update.

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Roger’s Father reveals that Roger Federer is planning to make an incredible comeback

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Federer’s father, Robert Federer, talked extensively about the Swiss Maestro. He disclosed that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is spending some quality time with his family right now. However, he mentioned that he is training daily and preparing to make a great comeback on the court next year.

“Roger feel[s] good, he enjoys time with the kids more, and family life. It’s also a big advantage to do this in between. He’s preparing himself, building up, and getting in good shape again. This is his aim. This is what he’s doing,” said Robert in the interview.

Robert highlighted that Federer’s aim is to get better, gain his shape again, and then return to the court. As a result, fans hope that the 40-year-old makes a great comeback at the Australian Open 2022.

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Robert Federer comes up with a great response to an intriguing question

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In the same interview, Robert was asked how does it feel to be the father of a God. Intriguingly, he said that even though his fans refer to him as God, he will always be a son to him.

“I don’t have a feeling in that respect. Roger is for us, Roggie. Our son, and that is what he will stay, and that is what he is,” added the 75-year-old.

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Fans are eagerly waiting to witness Roger Federer back on the court. Will he be able to win yet another Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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