Federer hopes to be able to team up on this occasion with his biggest rival, Rafael Nadal. “It would be an absolute dreamhe said. I think I manage to play at an acceptable level, but it’s been a long time since I played a real game, it’s going to play hard and the pressure will be strong. But if I don’t play, it won’t be a problem. The main thing is that I can thank the fans and that they can see me.”
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Federer mainly clarified why he made this decision. And explained that this recalcitrant knee finally got the better of his desire to resume competition. “My knee wouldn’t let go, I wasn’t progressing well enough, and then I got the result of a scan that wasn’t very satisfactory, so I told myself it was over. Honestly, I no longer wanted“said the man with twenty Grand Slam titles. This same knee that had kept him away from the courts since his last match, a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021.
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