Roger Federer has confirmed that he will play at the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, Switzerland later this year as he plans to return from injury.
The 20-time grand slam champion has not played since last year’s Wimbledon in July but says he is delighted to take part in his home tournament, which will take place between October 24-30.
“Looking forward to playing at home,” the 40-year-old wrote on an Instagram story.
The Swiss player has a brilliant track record in Basel, claiming the title ten times in his career.
The tournament is returning from a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Federer underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 but needed another after being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-final against Hubert Hurkacz in July.
Since then, there have been questions about when the veteran would return to court, but Federer seems confident in his rehabilitation and has set out a long-term roadmap.
Earlier this year, he confirmed that he would compete in the Laver Cup in London in September.
While returning to fitness, Federer has visited his foundation in Malawi, which aims to support educational projects and improve the quality of early childhood education and primary education.
The Roger Federer Foundation posted a video of the champion meeting the country’s minister of gender while attending a training for mentors.