“Got to First Walk Again Properly”: Roger Federer Provides Update on Recovery From Knee Surgery

Published 09/26/2021, 7:14 AM EDT
September 21, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland: RAFAEL NADAL talks with the media after his match with. M. Raonic in the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva Switzerland. (Credit Image: © Christopher Levy/ZUMA Wire)


The 20-time grand slam champion, Roger Federer recently made a special appearance at Laver Cup in Boston. The Swiss, who is one of the founders of Laver Cup couldn’t compete at the tournament due to his ongoing knee injury. In an interview with Jim Courier, Federer hinted that he is in a really good place and hopes to return soon.

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Roger Federer wants to take his time

After having an unsuccessful run at Wimbledon 2021, Roger Federer withdrew from Tokyo Olympics as well as US Open concerning his knee injury. The Swiss made a noteworthy visit at Laver Cup in Boston. Federer was very overwhelmed with the reception he received at the competition.

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer of Team Europe poses with Rod Laver and the trophy after winning the Laver Cup during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

In an interview with Jim Courier, the former World No. 1 gave a quick update on his rehabilitation. He said,  “I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top, top level. But I tried my best and at the end… too much is too much. Now I’ve just got to take it step by step.”

Furthermore, Federer quoted “I’ve got to first walk again properly, run properly and then do the sidesteps and all the agility work and then eventually I’ve got to be back on the tennis court. But it’s going to take me a few more months and then we’ll see how things are at some point next year. “I’ve got to take my time. I don’t want to rush into anything at this point. This is also for my life. I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on. There’s no rush with anything, so I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me.” Roger Federer is clearly in good shape, and his rehabilitation is going swimmingly.

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The former World No. 1 at Wimbledon 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Roger Federer of Switzerland towels off during his men’s Singles Quarter Final match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 8 time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer struggled at Wimbledon. The Swiss reached in the quarter-finals of the competition with some hardships on his way. In the quarter-finals, Hubert Hurkacz of Poland thrashed the Swiss ending his run in straight sets. The Polish destroyed Federer in the last set with a score of 6-0. This was just the second time Federer had lost with 6-0 in the 21st century.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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