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Karine Grigoryan

17-11-2021 | 19:30 Tennis

Roger Federer opens up on his future as he pulls out of Australian Open

  Roger Federer will miss the Australia Open as he is currently recovering from multiple knee surgeries. Federer's last tournament was Wimbledon where he lost in the quarterfinals in July. "Australia is not an option at all. But that's no surprise for me. Even before the operation, we knew that a break of many months would be necessary afterwards," Federer said as quoted by Swiss website Le Matin. "I will be able to resume running quietly in January and resume sessions on the court with complex support in March or April. I therefore estimate my return to competition will be in the summer of 2022. "I had this operation done so that I could ski with my children or play football or tennis in the future. My primary motivation was to get back in shape for my normal life. But I wanted to approach this rehabilitation with the mentality and body of a top athlete. "As far as my sporting ambitions are concerned: I want to see once again what I can achieve as a tennis pro. I'm fighting for it and I'm very motivated. I feel the support of my team and my family. We all wish that I can say goodbye on my own terms and on a court. "My world will not collapse if I never play in another Grand Slam final. But it is my ultimate dream to return once again. And in fact, I still believe in it. I believe in these kinds of miracles. I have already experienced them."   source - ESPN

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