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Roger Federer reveals “very good” knee scan means he can “think about a comeback” in summer

Roger Federer is gradually starting to contemplate a return to the tennis circuit after knee surgery that has forced his absence from the game sicne July 2021

Federer was speaking to Swiss news website SRF at a ski event when he was asked about his recovery from knee surgery.

“I’m fine. I walked on crutches for 2 months and had to start all over again. But it was the right thing. The knee was no longer any good after Wimbledon. It couldn’t go on like that.”

Federer is slowly working through his recovery which involves 3 distinct stages. He’s currentyl in stage 2 but admits it will “take a while” before he’s ready to play again.

“I’m in the process of rebuilding the whole thing (knee) and can now slowly think about my comeback.”

At the age of 40 Federer is undoubtedly in the twilight of his career and even close friends, such as fellow Swiss Davis Cup team-mate Stan Wawrinka, believe he can return to his absolute best form. Wawrinka was recently quoted as saying,

“Will his level be the same as five years ago? No, clearly not.

“But again, we have seen that it is not always a question of level that makes it possible to have results, there are plenty of factors that come into play in any tournament.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.