Roger Federer: ‘Sometimes whole weeks went by without…’

Roger Federer will play the ATP 500 in Halle, a tournament that will run from June 14 to 20. In the last hours the names of the most prominent players who will be present in the competition were known: in addition to the Swiss, Daniil Medvedev, Kei Nishikori and Andrey Rublev, among other stars, will play on the German turf. The Halle ATP 500 will be played between June 14 and 20, ending just 8 days before Wimbledon. Federer would play there, although it is not yet known if he will play any previous events. Daniil Medvedev, Kei Nishikori, Andrey Rublev, Roberto Bautista-Agut, Karen Kachanov and David Goffin are other great players who will be in the game. At the ATP in Doha, Federer returned to the court after a long absence due to a serious injury to his right knee, due to which he had to undergo two arthroscopies and missed the entire 2020 season. His fall to Novak Djokovic for The semifinals of last year’s Australian Open had been the Swiss’s last time on the track. In a recent interview with Numero, Roger Federer detailed the activities he indulged in during his rehabilitation period. The Swiss star revealed that watching films and TV shows wasn’t usually part of his daily itinerary; instead, he would try and get involved in home decisions that his usual tennis life doesn’t allow him to.

Roger Federer returned to competitive tennis after a 14-month absence

Roger Federer revealed that it was ‘nice’ to be in Switzerland for an extended period, which his otherwise-packed schedule seldom allows. “Sometimes whole weeks went by without any particular event,” Federer said. “We have strictly followed the rules here in Switzerland. Besides, it was nice to come back to my country where, in general, I don’t spend more than three months a year. The only time I’ve been here for a long time was in 2016, already because of my knee. We were able to see our close friends and relatives, but rather outside. It was super strange at first, now we know how to deal with it.” The 39-year-old returned to action after a 14-month absence amid soaring expectations around his comeback event – the Qatar Open in Doha. The 39-year-old won his comeback match against Englishman Dan Evans, his former training partner, but couldn’t get past big-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in his next. Roger Federer has now confirmed participation at Halle, his traditional tune-up grass-court event ahead of Wimbledon.

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