“Roger Federer Started Hitting a Few Balls Again”- Coach Luthi Hints at Return to the Field


Former world number one Roger Federer was injured on his right knee during the Australian Open 2020. For this reason,39-years-old skipped a bunch of tournaments and underwent surgery two times earlier this year. However, coach Severin Luthi reveals that he has started the preparation ahead of his comeback.

Swiss maestro’s absence on the tennis tour has been sad news for tennis fans while he made the semifinal appearance at the Australian Open in the 2020 season. 

While Federer has suffered in his right knee injury, he underwent arthroscopic surgery twice in a row earlier this year, and he announces that he will forgo the 2020 season. However, he is now hitting several balls on the court and looks forward to playing in the 2021 season. 

Right now, coach Severin Luthi has brought a piece of good news about Roger Federer’s rehabilitation process and his training for return.


Luthi said, “Rehabilitation goes on regularly. As for anyone, there are some good days and others less so. Roger began physiotherapy the day after the operation. Now he is also working sporadically with his personal trainer Pierre Paganini. Right now the goal is to recover full physical shape.”

Additionally, He explained, “However, I have had only a few contacts with Federer these weeks and I cannot know everything.”

“The months of October, November, and December will be fundamental”- Luthi

It would be auspicious news for tennis fans when Federer returned to court for training. The hope is that the 20 times Grand Slam winner will make a strong comeback sooner and add many more titles in under his name. 



Severin Luthi further announced, “Of course, from time to time, he started hitting a few balls again, so as not to lose the bounce and touch. But we’re not training yet. The schedule foresees the complete regular return to the field from October.”

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“One thing is clear: you have to train many hours on the pitch before you can return to play. The months of October, November, and December will be fundamental. We still have time ” the Coach concluded.


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