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Tennis legend Roger Federer is set to return to the court with the Swiss Indoors tournament in October. As per reports, Federer has conveyed to the organisers in Basil that he is committed to playing in his hometown tournament in October. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will appear on the entry list with the protected ATP ranking of No. 9.

As per a report published in the Associate Press, Federer's agent Tony Godsick confirmed the news. The 40-year-old Swiss star has been away from a competitive match since losing to Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), and 6-0 in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on July 7. Post-defeat, Federer had to go through surgery to repair damage to his meniscus and cartilage in his right knee, the third time in a span of one and half years that knee was operated on. Federer and Novak Djokovic are tied for the second-most overall major tennis titles won by a man.


In his last year's interview, Federer told a Swiss newspaper that he is expected to miss Wimbledon this year which starts on June 27 and was not sure when, if ever, he might be able to play again at a high level. Although, he also expressed his wish to see him playing professional tennis 'one last time.'