‘Wish I Could Be Playing the French Open Right Now’ – Roger Federer Gives His Rehab Update at Spanish Grand Prix 2022

Published 05/22/2022, 10:20 PM EDT

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The French Open 2022 is underway. Top tennis stars will battle it out over the next two weeks to mount a challenge for winning the prestigious Grand Slam tournament. Although the field for the tournament looks strong, with most of the top players playing, there is a notable absentee in the men’s draw, Swiss maestro Roger Federer.

It has been over 10 months since Federer wielded his racquet on any court. His last competitive match was at Wimbledon, where he lost in the quarterfinals against Hubert Hurkacz. Subsequently, he suffered a knee injury, following which he underwent surgery to repair the damage. Recently, he opened up about his physical condition.


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Roger Federer talks about his knee injury

The 40-year-old was in Barcelona to witness the Spanish Grand Prix. During an interview, he was asked about how his physical condition. He replied, “Good. You know, it’s been, I mean good. No, it’s not going good but I am happy with my progress because I wish I could be playing the French Open right now or any other tournament for that matter but it’s going to take some time and unfortunately my knee has been playing a bit funny the last couple of years but look, I am doing really well, family is good, everybody is fine. So, everything is great actually.” 

Federer was at the Mercedes Paddock for the Spanish Grand Prix, observing the inner workings of an F1 garage.


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Federer’s agent reveals the Swiss maestro’s comeback plans

Recently, Federer’s agent, Tony Godsick, talked about the return of Federer to the London Evening Standard. He said, “He’s exactly where he wants to be but unfortunately it takes time. He’s going to play Laver Cup and Swiss Indoors.” 

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If all goes well, it might not be a surprise to see Federer at this season’s Wimbledon. Can Federer make a strong comeback on his return? Let us know your views in the comments.



Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.