Federer confirms return at Hopman Cup

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Basel, Dec 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer confirmed on Tuesday his return at the Hopman Cup in January, six months after his defeat in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

After the Wimbledon tournament, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles stayed out of competitions to recover from a left knee injury, reports Efe.

The 35-year-old Swiss confirmed through his Twitter account that he is “healthy and ready” to return.

He wrote: “I know you haven’t heard much from me while I’ve been recovering. Thrilled to be returning in Jan @hopmancup. Feeling healthy & ready!”

Federer, who dropped to No.16 in the men’s singles rankings, will offer his fans the chance to watch his training live on Thursday in Dubai through Twitter and Periscope.

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The 29th edition of the Hopman Cup will take place in Perth, Australia, from January 1 to 7.



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