The first hint about the tennis future of Roger Federer has emerged, with the confirmation that the 10-time Halle tournament champion is due back on the German grass next June.

The Swiss, 40, has kept a fairly low profile as he rehabs from his third knee surgery since January, 2020.

No indication has been leaked about any plans to play the Australian Open – itself still an organisational nightmare as the scuffle over COVID vaxx status splits the tennis world.

But Federer is presumed to be a non-starter for January,

He is scheduled, however fulfill his lifetime contract with Halle organisers, returning to a field which is also set to include Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Kei Nishikori, and Karen Khachanov.

The event conveniently falls just before Wimbledon, with Federer using it in the past as a test bed to get fully prepped for play at the All England Club.

Main photo:- Roger Federer with his 10th Halle trophy by ATPTour.com

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