'I will do everything to get back to the top and play well again,' said Roger Federer
The 39-year-old Roger Federer is still passionate about tennis, saying he will do everything to get back on track and fight for the leading positions again.
Roger has played only one tournament following the last year's Australian Open clash against Novak Djokovic, struggling with a knee injury and undergoing two surgeries in February and May. Following the second, Roger decided to leave 2020 behind him and focus on a fresh start in 2021, hitting the practice court last October and starting all over in terms of physical shape.
The Swiss maestro skipped the Australian Open this February and returned to the court in Doha, beating Daniel Evans in three sets before wasting a match point versus Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarters.
Federer opted to stay away from the court for additional two months and work on his game, signing to play the Geneva Open in May ahead of Roland Garros, Halle and Wimbledon. In a recent interview, Federer said he will do everything to reach the top again and fight for notable titles, not thinking about retirement.
"I will do everything I can to get back to the top after my surgery and the long pause due to that. As long as I am happy and healthy, I will continue playing. Before you even ask me for how long, I must tell you, I don't know, honestly. Back in school, homework was torture; I couldn't concentrate for too long.
Therefore my mother regularly needed to play a softball match with me in the kitchen to distract me and get me moving again. From my visits to Africa, I always travel home with the motivation to do even more. Down there, I'm not a tennis star; I'm just Roger," Roger Federer said.