Roger Federer had a different 2021 ATP campaign. Not only did the Swiss star’s knee injury woes continue, his highly anticipated grass-court season ended up with a straight sets loss to Hubert Hurkacz at the Wimbledon Championships.
Soon after the defeat, the former world no.1 mentioned that he would have to undergo yet another knee surgery and got himself out from the rest of the ATP season. As Federer is currently in rehab, he is unlikely to make a comeback anytime before June next year.
Roger Federer announces a beautiful surprise for fans
Amidst the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the Swiss Maestro‘s return, fans were given the chance to celebrate Roger in a different way. Few hours ago, Federer took to Twitter to announce the official launch of his 2022 Roger Federer Calendar.
“The Roger Federer Foundation is so proud to release our calendar for 2022 with all proceeds benefiting “Roger Federer Foundation”. I want to thank everyone for their support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season”.
The Roger Federer Foundation is so proud to release our calendar for 2022 with all proceeds benefiting @rogerfedererfdn . I want to thank everyone for their support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) November 25, 2021
The various pictures from the calendar contain high-resolution images of Roger Federer both on and off the court. Right from the record-breaking Africa tour to his Wimbledon run this year, fans will have the opportunity to look back at all the events concerning the Swiss.
Federer is unlikely to make an appearance at Wimbledon next year
Over the past couple of weeks, Federer gave a couple of interviews where he talked about the uphill climb of having to bounce back to top form once again and reminded fans that he would be ‘surprised’ if he plays at SW19 next year.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs
But, Federer remained hopeful of fighting to play top-tier tennis once again.
“Even if I know that the end is near, I want to try and play some more big matches. That will not be easy, but I want to try”, Federer told Tribune de Geneve.
While the absence of Federer will have its impact on the ATP tour next year, there are a lot of other players and rivalries to look forward to.
With Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas wanting to push the Big-3 to the limit at slams, it will be interesting to see how successful will they be in accomplishing the same.
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