Roger Federer has declined an invitation to the Australian Open 2023

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Roger Federer has declined an invitation to the Australian Open 2023

In the letter posted on Instagram on September 15, 2022, Roger Federer promised that he would not step away from tennis after his retirement. The former world number 1 played his last official match at the Laver Cup 2022, which took place from 23 to 25 September at the O2 Arena in London.

The Swiss joined forces with his friend and longtime rival Rafael Nadal to face the Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who prevailed in the super tiebreak. The 20-time Grand Slam champion received a stunning tribute at the end of the match, testament to the enormous impact he has had on the sport over the past two decades.

The 41-year-old from Basel dreamed of giving himself one last ride in 2023, but the conditions of his right knee convinced him to give up. The Swiss Maestro is enjoying his retirement and has visited several cities in recent months, as well as taking a short trip to Wimbledon.

According to some rumors, Roger will comment on Wimbledon 2023 for the BBC.

Roger Federer has declined an invitation to the Australian Open 2023

At the moment, Federer is not very interested in participating in tournaments as a guest.

Tennis Australia recently invited him to the Australian Open 2023, but Roger declined the offer. Tennis Australia's goal has now become to bring the Swiss to Australia in 2024, 20 years after his first of six titles at Melbourne Park.

Instead, defending champion Ash Barty will be present, who will receive numerous gifts according to the Sydney Morning Herald. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Martina Navratilova expressed some interesting considerations about Federer's future.

She said: "Roger Federer had the ability to transcend tennis. He could be ambassador or president, I'm not kidding. I would see it very well even in a country other than Switzerland. Federer would have liked to treat himself to one last ride in 2023, he did his best to play one last Wimbledon. He would certainly have continued to play if his physique had allowed him."

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