LAUSANNE: Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said he hopes to recover from his latest knee surgery and get back on the ATP circuit next season. “How, why and to do what, I don’t yet know, but that would be the idea,” the 20-time Grand Slam title winner and former world number one told Swiss daily Tagesanzeiger in an interview published on Monday. Federer, who will be 41 in August, has not played since a quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon almost a year ago and his latest knee surgery was his third in 18 months. “I myself am curious to see what will follow,” Federer said. “But I have hope, I have already come a long way. I’m not far. The next three or four months will be extremely important.” Federer told Swiss broadcaster SRF that he is “currently focusing on (his) physical condition, so that there is no overload” and goes to the gym “five to six times a week”. He is aiming for a return to action at the Laver Cup in London from September 23-25 and then his hometown tournament of Basel from October 24-30.