Roger Federer ‘looking forward to playing back home’ as he confirms tournament

Roger Federer has confirmed he will play at the Swiss Indoors tournament in October 2022 when it returns to the ATP tour after a two year break. 

Federer has been plagued with a knee injury for the last couple of years, which saw him play only one tournament, the Australian Open, in 2020 before taking a long break from the sport while undergoing double knee surgery.

Despite retirement rumours, the swiss ace made a return to tennis in 2021, playing five tournaments and reaching the quarter finals of Wimbledon but hasn’t played since.

Now the question over whether the 20-time Grand Slam Champion will once again return to the ATP tour appears to have been answered with the news he will return in Basel, a tournament that has been cancelled for the last two years due to the covid pandemic.

“After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Swiss Indoors Basel will return to the ATP Tour in the fall of 2022,” tournament organisers said in a statement.

“10-time singles champion and hometown hero Roger Federer has announced his comeback to the stadium at St. Jakobshalle,” adding that “the worldwide interest…is expected to be tremendous”.

Federer replied to the organisers’ Instagram announcement with the message: “Looking forward to playing back home.”

Federer, who turns 41 in August, is also due to play in the three-day team event Laver Cup with Rafael Nadal in London in September. It is still unknown if he plans on playing any other ATP tournaments before then.

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