Roger Federer has not competed since his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021 but says his return to action will come soon.
Federer, 41, will join Rafael Nadal to play doubles at the Laver Cup in September and then play in his home country at the Swiss Indoors Basel in October. But the 20-time Grand Slam champion plans to wait until 2023 for his return to top tournaments.
“Yeah, definitely,” Federer told Tages-Anzeiger when asked about his 2023 comeback, via ESPN. “How and where, I don’t know yet. But that would be the idea.
“I haven’t planned more than the Laver Cup and Basel yet. After Basel, the season is over anyway. It’s important for me to get back in shape so I can fully train. Once I’ve done that, I can choose how.” How many tournaments do I play and where?
About a month after Federer’s last match at Wimbledon, he underwent his third knee surgery in less than two years.
During his absence, Nadal won the 2022 Australian Open and the 2022 French Open. Nadal is now the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles with 22.