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.