“In the last few months I have given a lot in rehab, in the conditioning area. I had to go through it, but I always enjoyed it.
“I want to celebrate great victories again. And for that I am ready to go the long, hard road.”
Meanwhile, he also revealed how he watched tennis a lot more during his time away from the sport than he usually does.
“I actually thought that I would not follow the sport very much and would be more busy with my children and my rehab,” Federer said.
“I was surprised that I kept checking results and watching matches. And normally I don’t do that at all if I don’t take part in a tournament.”