SEE IT: Roger Federer practices in front of 6,000 fans in Perth

by: Brad Kallet | December 29, 2016

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Roger Federer’s much-anticipated comeback is just days away, and fans can hardly contain their excitement.

Approximately 6,000 spectators came to Perth Arena on Thursday to watch the 17-time Grand Slam champion practice ahead of his participation in the Hopman Cup. The Cup, which begins on New Year’s Day, is a team competition unaffiliated with the ATP tour.

Federer, currently ranked 16th, hasn’t played since Wimbledon.

“I’m super pumped for this week,” Federer said, according to The Sunday Times. “I feel good.”

The Swiss, who live-streamed one of his practice sessions last week, said he is both “rejuvenated” and “refreshed” after missing six months due to injury.

Federer’s first match in Perth will be against Great Britain’s Dan Evans on Monday night. 

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