More than half of the tennis audience is craving to watch World Number five Roger Federer in action on the professional tennis courts. It’s been almost 11 months since the Swiss legend held a racket in front of a tennis audience and he’s still trying to overcome his knee issues.
Recently, Federer was present at the Sports Awards event in Zurich, Switzerland, where he updated fans on his recovery process and expected return.
Fortunately, there aren’t any major setbacks but the Swiss maestro stated he still isn’t wholly fit to swing his rackets.
“I didn’t have any setbacks since the 2nd operation. I’ve made constant progress over the last 6 months. Let’s see how the next couple of months go,” he said.
“I’ve done a lot of physio and physical work lately, now let’s see how the tennis goes. I wish I was more ready but at the same time I’m happy where I stand. We had a plan and decided to take as much time as we need. I’m still not at 100%.”
The unconventional delay of the Happy Slam, Australian Open 2021, has, in a way, benefitted Roger Federer. The event was supposed to start on January 18, 2021. However, with the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll over the world, Tennis Australia has decided to postpone the event by three weeks in order to regulate quarantine measures.
With this, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer has a few more extra days to begin the quest for his much-awaited 21st Major title.
“It’s a race against time for the Australian Open, we will see, I’m curious to see whether it will start on Feb 8. Of course it would help if I had a bit more time,” he added.
Before that, Federer played two rollercoaster matches against John Millman and Tennys Sandgren in the earlier rounds and captivated the tennis world with his sleek ability to survive nervy matches.