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Roger Federer lists ‘ultimate dream’ he wants to achieve before retirement

Roger Federer has revealed his “ultimate dream” before retiring, as he plans return from injury.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has outlined his schedule for a come back after suffering a setback with his knee earlier this year. Federer underwent knee surgery after his Wimbledon quarter-final exit back in July.

The 40 year old Swiss missed the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the latter half of the season, but now hopes to be back playing by the summer.

However, Federer recently announced that he will definitely miss the Australian Open and there is also the possibility that he could miss Wimbledon.

In an interview with Swiss newspaper Le Matin, Federer said that he has one more “ultimate dream” he wants to achieve before retiring.

“My ambition is to see what I’m capable of one last time. I also wish I could say goodbye in my own way and on a tennis court. That’s why I give my all in my rehabilitation.

“Then let’s be clear, my life is not going to collapse if I don’t play a Grand Slam final again. But it would be the ultimate dream to go back.

“I know it will be incredibly difficult, but I do I believe in these kinds of miracles. I’ve experienced them myself,” Federer stated.

“I would like to find out, what I can achieve on a tennis court again. It would have been easy to say, ‘let’s stop here’. But they (the fans) deserve better than what they’ve seen from me throughout the past grass court season.”

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.