After announcing that he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season, Roger Federer thinks that he will be ready to participate at the Hopman Cup 2017 !!!
It seems like the Swiss player is recovering well from his knee injuries that forced him to sit out for the rest of the 2016 tennis season. The problems with his knee cause him to miss out the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a number of tournaments in the USA, including the US Open, and other tournaments as well, after which he announced that he will not compete until the end of the year.
His announcement, to miss out the rest of the 2016 season, caused a number of speculations that this might be the beginning of the end of the „GREAT“ Roger Federer. However, Federer denied those speculations with announcing that he will be ready for the competitions in 2017, starting with the Hopman Cup. He believes that his break from tennis in 2016 is not the end of his career, but rather a beginning of something that he is preparing for, meaning that all of his focus is on the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open 2017.
With that in mind, Federer has already started with the trainings, forcing his body only up to the limit which is enough to keep his body in shape. His plan is to be mentally prepared for the upcoming period, getting back to the gym and in the following months, bringing his body to a perfect form, so that he can start of the new season in January with a strong and convincing performance. Hopman Cup is schedule for January 1st-7th in Perth, Australia, and it will be a good prepation for the Australian Open which is schedule for January 16th in Melbourne.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to play together in doubles!!!
In addition to his plans for the 2017 tennis season, the currently 4th ranked on the ATP list, Roger Federer, plans to play side by side with his good friend Rafael Nadal in doubles at the Laver Cup 2017.
Federer and Nadal have both promised to play together in doubles at the first ever Laver Cup 2017 which is scheduled for the September 22-24, 2017 in Prague. Laver Cup, named after the famous Australian tennis player Rod Laver, will be the tournament where the European tennis players will compete against the „Rest of the World“.
Words By: Admir Aljic