Roger Federer breaks silence on injury recovery after knee surgery

Although the dad-of-four has enjoyed the time at home with his family, he admitted he’s itching to get back on the match court despite the long recovery process.

“Of course I wish I could be back on a tennis court as quick as possible but I have to be patient and look, it’s a slow period right now and I’ve got to take it step by step and so far so good, so I’m very happy,” he added.

This year marks the first time Federer will not play in the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style team event he and his TEAM8 management company came up with to honour Rod Laver and pit players from Team Europe against those from Team World in a three-day competition.

The tournament was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, and in 2019 was staged in the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s home country of Switzerland.

British fans will hope Federer can recover in time to be back at the event next year, when it will be held in London’s O2 Arena.

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