Roger Federer had decided to skip all the tournaments this year due to his recent surgery. It seems like there is good news as the former number one believes his recovery is going well, and he has been working hard to be back on the court.
The semifinals of the Australian open 2020 was the last time the Swiss was on the court, after which the coronavirus hit. During the imposed lockdown, Federer underwent major knee surgery and has been on a recovery break ever since. He missed the US Open and the ongoing French open and has decided to make a comeback in 2021.
There seems to be a positive recovery update from his side as he has started practicing on the court. The 20-time grand slam champion says he has been training painlessly and is on the right path.
“I’m on the right path. I’m gradually coming back but without putting any pressure on myself and taking my time.”, Federer told one of his commercial partners, Jura.
“I Can Make My Comeback At The Australian Open”: Roger Federer
The 39-year-old has decided to take it slow and not put much pressure on himself. Roger claims he will only be back once he is a 100% fit, but is aiming to return for the 2021 Australian open.
“I will enter the tournaments only when I’m 100% fit. It currently looks like I can make my comeback at the Australian Open in January.”, he said.
Federer needs to work on his stamina and strength after the surgery and such a long break from playing. But he assures everyone that no other surgery will be required.
“I can’t train for more than two hours with the racquet at the moment, but I have been working on my stamina and strength painlessly for a while. There will be no further surgeries.”, Federer added.
We cannot wait to see the legend play on the court again and wish him a speedy recovery!