Luthi: “Federer’s retirement was never a serious matter”


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Luthi: "Federer's retirement was never a serious matter"

Roger Federer began his preparation for the return to the circuit in the next year, after what were the operations on his right knee. Severin Luthi, the tennis player’s coach, spoke with the NZZ media and referred to the current situation of the player.

First, his coach gave details of the moment the Swiss is going through: “Rehabilitation is going as normal. Like everyone after an operation, Roger has his best and worst days. Now he is working with his physical trainer, Pierre Paganini. The focus is on getting back into full physical shape and we must not forget that the last time he competed was at the Australian Open. It is important that Pierre Paganini and Daniel Troxler (the physiotherapist) coordinate their work well, “he began.

In addition, the former tennis player added about the possible return of His Majesty: “Our plan is to return to the field regularly from the beginning of October. Because one thing is clear: before his return he also needs hours of training on the field, the important phase continues in October, November and December. We still have enough time, “he made clear.

At the same time, Luthy made it clear that Roger never imagined retiring in recent months after the injuries: “The truth is that retirement is something that was never considered. We agreed from the beginning not to let ourselves be stressed. If Roger needs a few more weeks to prepare, he will accept it. Physical fitness is the basis for playing tennis successfully, “he said.

On the possibility of being at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021, the Swiss coach said: “I think Roger is today at a point in his career where he can make short-term decisions. We will have to closely monitor how he reacts. his body to the stress of the competition. Besides, no one can say for the moment how the pandemic will develop. Yes, like Wimbledon, the Olympics are a fixed element for him in the next season, “he closed.


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