“That’s Not the End of the World”: Roger Federer on Battling Through Knee Surgeries

Published 07/04/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville


Roger Federer has shown his class on the Wimbledon grass courts, as he has made his way into the pre-quarterfinals. The Swiss master beat Cameron Norrie in the third-round to reach the fourth-round. He is playing his 22nd Wimbledon Championships tournament, which is a record in the gentlemen’s category.

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Roger sustained a knee injury last year, which kept him out of action for a long period of time. The former World No.1 has comeback from injury after two successful knee surgeries. The fans have vouched for him to win the tournament this year, for a record ninth Wimbledon title.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

I just want to be healthy again: Roger Federer

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Roger Federer underwent two knee surgeries in 2020. However, the 39-year-old’s grit and stubbornness did not hold him back; he made a comeback in March this year.

Of course you have positive thinking. I was positive in itself wanting to. How do you say it? I just want to be healthy again, you know. So that’s worth it in itself to go through rehab, work hard and do all that stuff. Is it still worth it? I think its normal that after every surgery, going in or coming out of it when you are on crutches, is it really worth it?,” said Federer in an interview with Tennis Channel.

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Federer in the Wimbledon Championships

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Roger Federer is playing his 22nd Wimbledon Championships this year, as he is aiming for a ninth title on the grass court. The veteran lost the 2019 Wimbledon Championships final against rival, Novak Djokovic, in a five hour long battle.

Federer has made a good start to his 2021 campaign, as the Swiss has made it to the fourth round without any difficulty. He will be facing Lorenzo Sonego of Italy, on Monday, July 5.

With his career nearing the closing stages, the 39-year-old is said to have his last shot at a Grand Slam title. Federer has still got the game to beat the newcomers; however, he does not have the peak physical conditioning to do so anymore. He will have to rely heavily on his skill and experience if he is to lift another Major.

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