The 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will play in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland, later this 12 months after signing up for the Swiss Indoors event, organisers stated in an announcement on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old has been out of motion since making the quarter-finals of Wimbledon final 12 months and is presently recovering from knee surgical procedure.
An announcement on the Swiss Indoors web site learn, “Roger Federer has formally entered the event and can seem on the entry listing with the protected ATP rating No. 9 and can play his opening match on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.”
“After getting via the primary spherical, the following match will likely be on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The worldwide curiosity within the return of the hometown hero and 20-time Grand Slam Champion to the ATP Tour is anticipated to be super,” it added.
Federer’s coach Severin Luthi stated earlier this 12 months that he can’t think about the Swiss tennis nice returning in time for Wimbledon, however the 40-year-old is signed up for the Laver Cup in September. He has now additionally been confirmed for his first ATP occasion of the 12 months in his hometown of Basel.
The event will likely be performed for the primary time since 2019 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and begins on October 24. Federer is a 10-time champion in Basel and received the final of his 103 titles there in 2019.