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“Roger Will Be There”: Coach Confirms Roger Federer’s Presence at Australian Open 2021

Published 10/03/2020, 9:08 AM EDT

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It has been 8 months since fans last saw Roger Federer on the court. The World No.4 suffered a leg injury after the Australian Open 2020. He has undergone 2 knee surgeries since then and is in the process of recovering.

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Severin Luthi, Federer’s coach, recently informed about the player’s progress and when we can see the Swiss Maestro back in action. There are high hopes that Federer will most likely make a return at the Australian Open 2021.

Replying to the question of how Federer was doing lately, Luthi said, “So far everything is going according to plan and satisfactorily.” 


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Severin Luthi has been with the 20-time Grand Slam winner since 2007. He has helped the player accomplish great heights. At this moment, when things are not very good with the 39-year-old, Luthi is there to support Federer.

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Luthi has been holding regular meetings with the members of Team Federer to take updates about his health. The team consists of the player’s physio Daniel Troxler, fitness trainer Pierre Paganini, and medical officer Roland Biedert. Federer is building up his strength via physiotherapy.

“Roger is still not stressed. Tennis is only gradually becoming more important. It is important that trainers communicate well with one another,” remarked the coach.


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Luthi also acknowledged the fact that Federer had now started coming to the court and do some hitting.


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“Roger is back on the field every now and then. But the first phase of the tournament is still a long way off. Our motto is: Don’t rush things at his age – Kondi still has priority!” explained Luthi.

Coming after a long break is difficult, even for a champion like Federer. That is why, the coach also emphasized on all the important areas that Federer has to work on.

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“Roger certainly needs the pattern method. He doesn’t forget the feel for the ball so quickly,” said a cheerful Luthi.

Those who follow Federer know that he has a habit of traveling to Dubai just before the Australian Open to prepare in the warm conditions. Most fans are expecting the 39-year-old to return by the Australian Open 2021. Luthi was even asked about Federer’s potential Dubai trip.


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“The longer we wait, the more we know. If something is going on in Australia, Roger will be there. That’s the plan,” answered the coach.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.