Roger Federer set to play ‘special’ final match of career on Friday with Rafael Nadal in the Miami Masters
Roger Federer announced his comeback will end with the Miami Masters final against Rafael Nadal on Friday and insisted his body needed ‘absolute rest’.
Federer, who is still recovering from back surgery, had surgery in April and is likely to require around two months to recover.
Federer, seeded sixth, will meet France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Saturday’s final at Arthur Ashe stadium.
Federer is playing in his first Masters event since 2009, after four years off. Federer’s withdrawal from Wimbledon in 2012 and US Open in 2014 was also due to back problems.
Federer confirmed his comeback will end with the Miami Masters final against Rafael Nadal
A member of the Swiss Open team-mate has posted an open letter explaining Federer’s decision to return to the court.
In March Federer tweeted he was ‘finally 100% healthy’ and the tennis world had been surprised by his announcement.
Daniil Medvedev (above) posted an open letter explaining Federer’s decision to return to the court
A member of Federer’s Swiss Open team-mate Daniil Medvedev posted an open letter explaining Federer’s decision to return to the court
Federer also tweeted his return from his back injury was a ‘huge relief’ and said he was ‘feeling great’ on his latest fitness programme.
According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, Federer’s announcement came after six weeks of testing.
It was reported he had been suffering from a low-grade injury for at least three months.
Federer won four matches last week in the first round of qualifications for the ATP Finals at Indian Wells in California.
‘Thank you all Federer fans for your support and kind words over the past months,’ Federer said on his Facebook page. ‘As I’m sure you understand, I can’t get myself out of bed in the morning without you and your support.
Kenny de Schepper and the US Davis Cup team have been sent an open letter explaining Federer’s decision to return to the court, and also how Federer wants to approach his comeback.
‘In case Fed would