During an interview on the latest edition of ATP Tennis Radio, David Nalbandian answered a question about Roger Federer’s comeback on the ATP Tour. Federer is struggling with rehabilitation after undergoing another surgery on his right knee.
The Swiss champions intend to return in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup (which takes place at the O2 Arena in London at the end of September). The fans are hoping Roger can enjoy one last round of play before hanging up his racquet.
Physical issues have plagued the 40-year-old Swiss over the past two seasons, preventing him from playing consistently and requiring him to have multiple surgeries. Roger had to overtake Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings while Novak Djokovic claimed the record at the top of the ATP rankings for weeks.
It has now been announced that Federer will take part in the 2022 edition of the ATP in Basel. The eight-time Wimbledon champion made a tentative comeback last year, managing to only play 13 official matches.
Nalbandian: ‘Roger Federer must return for the sake of tennis’
He said: “Roger Federer has had a lot of problems over the last two years and his appearances on the pitch have become more and more sporadic.
At the same time, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing him back on the pitch. Roger is fantastic and it’s always a pleasure to see him play. In the interests of our sport, I hope he can return and finish on his terms.
Regardless of the result, Federer’s presence makes every tournament special.” In a recent interview with MARCA, Ilie Nastase addressed the topic of GOAT: “If the greatest of all time is the one who has won the most Grand Slams, the answer right now is Rafael Nadal.
Federer is impressively talented and has helped increase tennis’s popularity. Novak Djokovic holds multiple records and has been the great ruler of the last decade. However, Rafa’s 21 Majors could earn him the GOAT title.”