Roger Federer Hopes To Play Indian Wells

Aaron KumarSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2010

KORE ROBA, ETHIOPIA - FEBRUARY 12:  In this handout photo provided by the Roger Federer Foundation, World tennis number one Roger Federer plays table tennis with local school children during his visit to a school funded by his charity on February 12, 2010 in Kore Roba, Ethiopia. Federer was on a one-day visit to see the work carried out by the Roger Federer Foundation. Federer founded the foundation in 2003 which currently focuses on helping disadvantaged children in his mother's home country of South Africa.  (Photo by Roger Federer Foundation via Getty images)
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World Number 1 Roger Federer has said that he hopes to be back on the tour to play in the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event which starts next month. Federer won the 16th Grand Slam title of his career last month at the Australian Open in Melbourne when he beat Andy Murray in straight sets in the final. However a lung infection has ruled Roger Federer out of this week’s ATP 500 event in Dubai and there were concerns that that Swiss maestro may not be fit to take his place in the draw in Indian Wells or the event in Miami which follows. Federer has 3 before won the title in Indian Wells, In 2004 2005 and 2006 and he will be desperate to regain the title this year. After surpassing Pete Sampras as the most prolific Grand Slam champion of all time when he won Wimbledon last year, many now regard Roger Federer as the greatest player of all time.