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'I am not coming back to play second rounds in the middle of nowhere,' says Roger Federer

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Roger Federer has made it clear that he hopes to return to the top of tennis and won't settle for anything else.

Federer has had an illustrious tennis career winning an incredible 103 ATP singles titles including 20 Grand Slam titles.

However, he was recently forced to take 14 months out of the game, due to double-knee surgery and necessary recovery time.

Many worried that at the age of 39, the injury would force retirement, but instead Federer returned in Doha, playing two games before announcing he would skip Dubai to focus on his fitness.

Federer has made it clear that playing Wimbledon is a definite target for him this year as well as the Olympics and has confirmed that he is working hard to get back to the top.

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“I want to win big tournaments and beat the best players in the world," Federer told Numero Magazine.

"I’m not coming back to play second rounds in the middle of nowhere. I feel like I know what I have to do to get there. It’s part dream and part logic, it’s a logical dream.

“I’m working very hard even though I don’t talk about it much. I hope people understand how hard I work, otherwise I wouldn’t have made it this far.

"I’ve never stopped playing for as long as I did after the double knee operation in 2020. Inactivity is difficult.”

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