“Right now it looks like I can come back at the Australian Open in January.” This is the deadline that is marked Roger Federer for his return to the slopes, after two knee operations which he has undergone this year, from which he has recovered satisfactorily because he can now train “absolutely painless”.
The former world number one, 39 years old, indicated, however, that progress “little by little” and that “at this moment” still cannot work “more than two hours with the racket“, he specified in statements to the Swiss weekly Schweizer Illustrierte.
“I am on the right track,” Federer said. “I’m going to take my time and I don’t want to pressure myself. I won’t compete in a tournament until I’m 100 percent fit. Right now it seems like can i go back at the australian open in January, “he said.
“Still I can’t train normally. More than two hours with the racket is not possible at this time. But I’ve been working endurance and strength absolutely painlessly for a while now. There will be no more operations “, he assured on his right knee.
Federer confessed that He has been reflecting on the moment of retirement for five years, which for now rules out: “As long as I’m having fun, I’ll continue.”
The Basel player has won during his career twenty Grand Slam titles, a mark that equaled Spanish two weeks ago Rafael Nadal with his thirteenth victory at Roland Garros.