Roger Federer”in very good conditionafter knee surgery last month, but has made it clear that he will not be in a rush to return to court. At 40, Federer, who shares the record of 20 men’s majors titles with Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, had two knee surgeries in 2020, keeping him off the field for more than a year.
He returned to the field in March, but re-injured his knee during the grass-court season and said he needed more surgery to get back into the game.It was not easy to make this decision as I had surgery on two knees last year.Federer told former US world number one Jim Courier during an interview at the Laver Cup on Saturday.
“I was really unhappy with the way things were going at Wimbledon. I was a long way from where I wanted to play at the highest level. But I did my best, and in the end, at some point, that’s enough. Now I just gotta take it step by step“.
Federer reached the quarterfinals at the All England club, but lost in straight sets to Pole Hubert Hurkacz and did not win a single game in the third set. The Swiss, one of the creators of the Laver Cup, made a late decision to travel to Boston for the fourth exhibition event featuring Team Europe and Team World.
Federer was seen moving on crutches in the TD Garden arena during the three-day event, which will conclude on Sunday, and received a standing ovation from the audience. “First I have to walk properly again, run properly, then do the side steps and all the agility work and finally get back to the tennis court.‘ he declared.
“But it will take a few more months and we’ll see how things go next year. I have to take my time. I don’t want to rush anything at this point” “Also for my life. I want to make sure I can do whatever I want to do next. I’m in no rush, so I’m actually in a pretty good position. I think the worst is behind me. I am so happy.»
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