Roger Federer recently spoke about his injury issues as he is set to miss the 2022 Australian Open, and Novak Djokovic wants a proper farewell for his rival
According to the Metro, the Serbian star said:
“They love watching him play, love seeing him around. He’s very important for our sport on and off the court. So for the sake of our sport, I sincerely hope that we can see him play at least another time.”
“I’m sure he doesn’t want to end his career this way. I think he’s gonna definitely try to give it a last push, a last try. I’m not sure what his injury is, and I know he’s been struggling with a knee for quite a few years. So, yeah, let’s see.”
Federer is currently recovering from knee surgery which he suffered earlier this summer. The 20-time Grand Slam champion underwent arthroscopic right knee surgeries in February 2020 and May 2020. Since then he has played five tournaments, all of which came this season.
Earlier this week, the Swiss sensation also ruled himself out of the Australian Open which is scheduled to start on January 17, 2021.
Djokovic’s participation at Aus Open is also in doubt as he has refused the Covid-19 jab as of now. Djokovic declined to reveal his vaccination status earlier in October and said he was unsure if he would defend his title at Melbourne Park
There is nothing such as perfect retirement!
Earlier, this week Federer acknowledged the fact that there is nothing such as a perfect retirement as he is thinking about his next step in his career.
However, despite reports that he might call it a day soon, the 40-year-old will be hoping to make a return in 2022 and end his glorious career on his terms as he continues to recover from injuries.
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Federer said that he wants to give it a last try and recover fully and retire on-court. He also revealed that after retirement his all-time will be for family and friends who have supported him throughout his career.
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