Wimbledon 2022: Roger Federer on playing in SW19 ‘One More Time’ – Hope I can come back

Wimbledon 2022: Last year, Roger Federer of Switzerland was ruled out due to a knee injury. He is expected to make a comeback in September’s Laver Cup.

Roger Federer of Switzerland. credit: AP

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  • Roger Federer has won Wimbledon 8 times
  • Federer won Wimbledon five times in a row from 2003-2007
  • Federer will take part in Laver Cup in September

Roger Federer, 40, has not given up on his hopes of playing Wimbledon, a Grand Slam he has won eight times from 2003 to 2017. The veteran is currently recovering from multiple knee surgeries, which had him back in August 2021.

The Switzerland star, who has won 20 Grand Slams in his illustrious career, was present at SW19 on Sunday 3 July as Wimbledon celebrated Center Court’s 100th year on the seventh day of the ongoing tournament.

Federer has fond memories of playing at Wimbledon, winning five consecutive men’s singles titles from 2003 to 2007. Even in his 40s, the veteran hasn’t given up on the ghost and is confident of making a comeback.

“I hope I can come back one more time. My knee is sore, but I’m happy at home. I’m standing here right now,” Federer was quoted as saying.

“It feels strange to be here in a different kind of role today,” he said.

Federer is expected to return in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, a tournament held in honor of the legendary Australian Rod Laver.

Federer did not play in the same tournament last year due to a knee injury. He will now play for Team Europe alongside Rafael Nadal, who won Wimbledon twice and French Open 14 times.

The tournament will be held in London from 23 to 25 September. Nadal is currently participating in the ongoing Wimbledon tournament, where he has qualified for the Round of 16.