Severin Luthi, Roger Federer’s coach, continues to show signs of optimism for the return of the Swiss legend.
Operated twice with the right knee, the man with 20 Grand Slam titles will not play again in 2020, even if his progress exceeds the most optimistic forecasts. “We endorse what has been decided: Roger will return for the Australian Open 2021, if it takes place,” says Severin Lüthi. However, consideration is being given to playing a tournament on the pre-Melbourne tour.
“Roger is fine. Very good even, but that’s not surprising when you know his way of always seeing the positive side of things,” he explained. “He started working on the physical plane again. The next step will be the resumption of hand racket training in mid-August,” Luthi told RTN.
Days ago, it is worth noting, he had denied that 2021 was Federer’s last year: “Roger continues to love life on the circuit, I have never heard him say that he needs to leave because he wants to change his life or that he is tired of traveling. Nothing can be ruled out But seeing how he continues to enjoy tennis, I don’t think he will retire in 2021. “
It should be remembered that Federer had a setback in his rehabilitation and therefore had to undergo a new arthroscopy in his right knee, after the recovery was not following the expected times.