As the year is getting closer to its final, on the ATP Tour things are far from being settled. With the upcoming events in Basel, Wien, Paris and then the ATP Finals in London, the fans have no reasons to complain. Despite all thisexciting news, there is a vacuum hanging around - the absence of Roger Federer from the ATP circuit. Due to multiple injuries to his back and his knee, the Swiss player was forced to drop off all the remaining events on the ATP Tour.

Federer might be on the tennis court soon

Initially, Roger Federer aimed to make his comeback early in January in order to set things up for the Australian Open.

But, some latest updates are pointing to an earlier comeback in December during International Premier League Tennis which is an exhibitiontournament taking place in a number of Asian cities in December. Roger Federer took part in this event in over the past two years. Judging by his current condition, to play a couple of matches, regardless of the stakes, it might be the right thing to be done.

In his latest statement, Roger Federer highlighted that his presence in Asia in December mostly dependson several factors. By his standards, December should be the time when his yield is expected to be at its maximum peak. When it comes to that, the last months were a nightmare for Federer with so many events being canceled in the last moments.

His age remains that variable impossible to keep in check. All those skills, all that unique technique on the tennis court, all of his footprint was canceled by the inexorable passage of time.

Roger Federer had little success in 2016

With so many health issues on his side, Roger Federer has been forced to adjusthis schedule.

He was sidelined for several months in the spring that was the cornerstone of the season. Unable to regain his best form, Federer failed to win a single ATP title in 2016. On top of that, he was forced to step out of the Olympics which was the main target of this season.

Currently ranked as world no.

8, Federer still has many points to defend. He will lose those points in the next weeks as he will not compete in Basel or London. With his ranking in a serious dive, Federer has to put in some great tennis in order to keep things under control.

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