Roger Federer will be missing out on tennis until next season due to back to back injuries. For this reason, he underwent two surgeries in a row. The tennis legend had to say goodbye to the remaining Grand Slam events and also going to miss the entire 2020 season.
The US Open announced the tentative list of players who are going to participate in the tournament which is held on 31st August to 13th September without the name of Federers since 1999.
Definitely the coronavirus pandemic and his injury would be the major reason which will cause a sad moment for the tennis great fans. In addition to this, Federer expected not to make a comeback in action until January 2021, at the earliest.
The tennis rivals of Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic will have a chance to break certain of his record, and winning the titles would be easy for them without Federer.
20 times Grand Slam champion is going to celebrate his 39th birthday on 08-August and he is stepping into 40 marks but astonishingly ruling the tennis world with his impeccable performance. Roger Federer shared how is trying to be fit for the 2021 season in an interview with Miami Living.
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Federer had two operations on his knee, He also said, “I’ve been in rehab every day and on crutches. I’m working very hard to recover and I’m doing a 20-week fitness block later in the year”. Federer met with his first serious injury at Wimbledon 2016. Federer is working with his fitness coach Pierre Paganini.
He also expressed his thoughts on winning Wimbledon. “It was 17 years ago that my life changed, winning Wimbledon, a huge defining moment in my career,” Federer said to the magazine. Also, he added, “Today is the date where I always look back to that moment all those years ago at Centre Court, and how it all started.”
Federer mainly focused on getting back to tennis and that would be one of the big goals. He is majorly focusing on rehabbing from the injury and taking the right decisions about what is right for his knee, and fitness to stay in shape.
Federer told the magazine “It’s a long road back but you have to be patient. I miss Wimbledon, I wish I was there playing my 3rd match on the Centre Court, trying to make it into the second week. Wimbledon has given me everything and more”.
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After all, he remains near the top of the game, despite being barely 12 months away from his 40th birthday. He has focused on preserving his body and paid close attention to his fitness throughout his career, having been working with his trainer Pierre Paganini since he was 13 years old.
Unsurprisingly, Federer’s schedule is planned meticulously, with the Swiss, for the most part, having avoided overplaying since he turned professional in 1998. Moreover, he played his last match against Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open Semifinals. Unfortunately lost the match by a score of 7-6 6-4 6-3.