Roger Federer edges nearer to Tour return with latest injury update
Having been absent from the ATP Tour for just under a full year, Roger Federer has provided a positive update on his rehabilitation by posting a series of images of him training at the gym.
20-time Grand Slam great Federer opted to undergo surgery following last year’s Wimbledon Championships after suffering his heaviest ever SW19 defeat at the hands of World number 14 Hubert Hurkacz.
During his time on the side-lines, Slam rival Rafael Nadal pipped both Federer and Djokovic to a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title whilst Djokovic was denied the opportunity to win a 21st Slam title after he was deported from Australia.
Moreover, as a result of his absence Federer has dropped to his lowest ranking position in 21 years after the Australian Open and is now 41st in the World.
Whilst Federer has already missed two Grand Slams, he looks set to miss a further two as the French Open and Wimbledon appear to come too soon for the Swiss maestro.
Although, he is hoping to stage a return by late Summer meaning he may be in contention to feature at the US Open.
The Swiss icon has also been confirmed to compete in September’s Laver Cup alongside Nadal as the illustrious duo form Team Europe.
Over the past few months, 40-year-old Federer has provided multiple updates as he steps up his recovery. He began walking again in February before then receiving a positive scan on his knee in early March.
Then at the end of March, Federer was filmed hitting balls on a practice court for the first time in nine months.
A number of Federer’s peers commented on the post to offer excited messages of support. Swiss Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic posted a number of fire emojis, whilst Italian maverick Fabio Fognini replied “Daiiii [come on] Rogeeerrrr… come back sooonnn!”
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