Roger Federer stated he “definitely” intends to return to top-level tennis in 2023, however added that he has not made any concrete plans past his scheduled look on the Laver Cup and its dwelling event in Basel later this 12 months.
The previous world primary, who will flip 41 in August, has not performed since July final 12 months, when he was knocked out by Wimbledon within the quarter-finals in opposition to Hubert Hurkacz.
Earlier this 12 months, Federer confirmed his plans to collaborate with Spaniard Rafa Nadal on the Laver Cup in London, earlier than collaborating within the Swiss Indoor Championships.
“Yes, sure,” Federer instructed Tages-Anzeiger when requested if he want to return to the ATP Tour in 2023.
“I have not deliberate greater than the Laver Cup and Basel but. After Basel, the season is over anyway. It is essential for me to get match once more so I can prepare totally. As soon as I do this, I can select the best way many tournaments I play in. and the place.
“The Laver Cup is a good start, you don’t have to play five games in six days. I’ll be able to do it in Basel. But I hope, I’ve come a long way. I’m not far…”
Nadal crushed Federer’s Laver Cup teammate Casper Ruud to win his 14th Roland Garros title earlier this month, and Federer was brimming with the Spaniard’s accomplishments.
“Overall, what Rafa has achieved is incredible,” Federer stated. “The file for Pete Sampras, which I beat, was 14 Grand Slam titles.
“Now Rafa has won the French Open 14 times. That’s unbelievable. I was glad he did it again. Hats off to Rafa. After the 10th and 11th times, I already thought, ‘It can’t be this.’ He leveled up. He’s a giant. .”
Federer and Nadal met for his or her first and solely doubles match collectively on the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.