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Roger Federer eyeing next year's Wimbledon

Roger Federer said he is "missing" Wimbledon after the grass-court Grand Slam was cancelled, but hopes to play the tournament in 2021.

The 38-year-old, who has undergone two knee surgeries this year, had already announced he will not play again until next year.

This week was scheduled to be the second week of Wimbledon, where Federer has won a record eight men's singles titles.

"Clearly, one of my big goals, and that's why I do recovery work every day and work so hard, and why I'm preparing for a 20-week physical preparation block this year, is because I hope to play at Wimbledon next year," he said.

The Swiss legend said the coronavirus lockdown gave him the chance to recuperate following surgery, but added that he will have to be "patient" as he waits to return to the court. - AFP

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