Roger Federer Admits “Things Moving Slowly” In Recovery

Roger Federer Admits “Things Moving Slowly” In Recovery

Roger Federer has said that things are moving slowly in his recovery.AFP

Roger Federer admitted on Saturday that “things are moving slowly” in his quest to recover from knee surgery. The 20-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one has not played since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon almost a year ago. This was followed by his third knee surgery when his world ranking dropped to 50, the lowest in 22 years.

Federer told Swiss broadcaster SRF that he “plays from time to time” with his four children, but that “things are moving slowly.”

He plans to return to action at the Lever Cup in London in late September, when he has already celebrated his 41st birthday.

“I had surgery in late August and people ask me, ‘So, what does it look like?’ And each time I have to answer that it will take a little longer,” he said.

Federer said he was “currently focusing on (his) physical condition, so as not to overburden” and “going five to six times a week”.

“I just have to be patient, I’m constantly making progress.”

Following the Liver Cup from September 23-25, Federer has already stated that he intends to play in his hometown tournament in Basel from October 24-30.


Federer, who has won 103 trophies in his career, played only 13 matches in 2021 and only six in 2020.

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