Roger Federer admits ‘things are moving slowly’ in recovery | Tennis News



LAUSANNE: Roger Federer admitted on Saturday that “things are moving slowly” in his bid to recover from knee surgery.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one has not played since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon nearly a year ago.
He then underwent third knee surgery as his world ranking plummeted to 50, its lowest in 22 years.
Federer told Swiss broadcaster SRF that he “plays occasionally” with his four children, but “things are moving slowly”.
He still intends to return to action at the Laver Cup in London at the end of September when he will have already celebrated his 41st birthday.
“I had surgery at the end of August and people ask me, ‘So what does it look like?’ And each time I have to say that it’s going to take a little longer,” he said.
Federer said he is “currently focusing on (his) physical condition, so that there is no overload” and that he goes to the gym “five to six times a week”.
“I just have to be patient, I’m constantly improving.”
After the Laver Cup from September 23-25, Federer has already announced his intention to play the tournament in his hometown of Basel from October 24-30.
Federer, winner of 103 trophies in his career, has played just 13 matches in 2021 and only six in 2020.


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