WATCH: Federer keeps fans and fellow former number one hopeful with latest recovery update
The latest training montage from Roger Federer suggests recovery is ramping up for the 20-time Slam champion.
The former world number one had already shared images from the gym this week on his Instagram, with this newest post showing more with a video edit.
Federer is shown doing footwork drills and backhand shadowing, with the post already garnering nearly 350,000 likes.
Speaking on Tennis Channel, long-time rival and former world number one himself Andy Roddick is taking good things from the video.
He said: “I just don’t think that Roger [Federer] posts something like this unless he’s confident in his recovery.
“He’s been playing it pretty close to his chest the entire way.
“So if he’s actually doing stuff like this and posting it continuously, hopefully there’s good news in the offing.
“At the very least it looks like we’re going to see him on court again.”
Federer last took to competition in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last July, suffering an embarrassing bagel to end his straight sets defeat to Hubert Hurkacz.
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There has been doubt that Federer will return beyond an appearance at the exhibition tournament Laver Cup in September in London.
But as Roddick mentioned, this video from the man himself suggests there could be yet more from the 40-year-old GOAT contender.
Despite being away from the court since July, Federer continues to hold his place in the tennis news landscape.
He also announced the general release of his latest signature shoe just this week, generating even more interest from his fanbase.
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