Coach Ivan Ljubicic Makes Positive Announcement for Roger Federer’s Return

Published 11/14/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his second round match against France’s Richard Gasquet Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon


Tennis superstar Roger Federer has been one of the greatest sporting personalities in recent memory. Over the years, he has entertained and thrilled fans for decades. He still continues to do so. However, he has been troubled by injuries over the past couple of seasons. 

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After exiting the Wimbledon Championships this season, he has not featured in any event and had to undergo another knee surgery. Federer later released a clip indicating that he would be out of action for many months. 

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Recently, there was a positive development in the Swiss maestro’s case. His coach and former player Ivan Ljubicic spoke on his development and had a few positive things to say. The 42-year-old stated, “We will see Roger next year. I don’t know when exactly but he is undergoing rehabilitation: he is recovering slowly, he is not in a hurry.” (Quotes translate using Google translate)

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Roger Federer has dealt with injuries lately 

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It’s great to hear that Roger is showing signs of progression. However, for an athlete, at the age of 40, one has to be careful and not rush into things. In the last season, Federer had to undergo two surgeries on his knee which did keep him away from the game for longer than usual. 

SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 04: Roger Federer of Switzerland practices with his coach, Ivan Ljubicic at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on before the start of the Rolex Shanghai Masters in Shanghai, China. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

In 2016, the then 35-year-old player needed surgery on his knee and he had an exceptional season in the 2017 season. He ended up winning the Australian Open and followed it by winning his 8th Wimbledon Championships title. 

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Coming to the present date, it is yet not known when the Swiss superstar would be making his return back on the ATP Tour. It will be interesting to see if he competes in Melbourne in 2022. All eyes will be on him when he steps on the courts. We wish him a speedy recovery. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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